Subject: Re: Alternatives system, 2nd round
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/21/2005 11:59:34
On Fri, 21 Jan 2005, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-01-21 at 09:59 -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> > How does it generate the man pages? And how do users use the man pages?
> > (do they have to look twice?)
> It is based on a template that basically says "this is a wrapper program
> for this other utility.  use the following command to see which binary
> it's pointing to and then see its man page".  Check the file
> included in the tarball.

I don't understand how this is easier than using the .so macro to simply
load the other man page.

Maybe we'd have to define the names of the manpages to also wrap in
addition to the executables, but that should be fine.

 Jeremy C. Reed

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