Subject: Re: where to install man pages (was Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/doc)
To: Johnny Lam <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/17/2005 14:13:47
On Thu, 17 Feb 2005, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

> Including pkgsrc-wip, I see around 516 packages that have patches that
> include some reference to defining a man directory.
> I see around 989 packages that reference defining a man directory
> (directly or via some files or some patch). (Around 380 use GNU_CONFIGURE
> so some may not be needed.)
> 301 packages use INSTALL_MAN directly.
> We have numerous GNU_CONFIGURE packages that will just work. (Only some
> are too old to support --mandir.) This is around 2480 packages that will
> work instantly.

I forgot to post my other research. About 2200 packages install man pages
(not counting dynamic generated PLISTs).

Of these, this is about 1256 packages that already use GNU_CONFIGURE. So
maybe around 1000 packages may have problems ...

 Jeremy C. Reed

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