Subject: Re: where to install man pages (was Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/doc)
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/17/2005 21:02:38
On Mon, 2005-01-17 at 11:25 -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> 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).

I don't think we should make that configurable for consistency reasons,
and to avoid potential breakage due to packages not properly honoring
the setting.  Better stick to a policy and apply it.  (Though, 
personally, I'd like to see 'man' and 'info' moved inside PREFIX/share;
we even do this in the base system.)


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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