Subject: where to install man pages (was Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/doc)
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/17/2005 11:25:33
On Sun, 16 Jan 2005, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:

> Modified Files:
> 	pkgsrc/doc: TODO
> Log Message:
> New suggested cleanup:
> o Fix packages installing manual pages under share/man to install
>   them directly under man.

I have my pkgsrc patched for maybe a year to honor a PKGMANDIR variable
which I set on some systems to share/man (and defaults to just "man").

Then for GNU_CONFIGURE packages I add:

I have several packages patched to also honor my PKGMANDIR.

I'd like to get this committed all to pkgsrc, but didn't receive much
(any?) feedback when I provided patches and discussion before.

This is similar to the configurable "info" directory (but in some cases is
not as easy).

 Jeremy C. Reed

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