Subject: Re: Qestion re. IMAKE_MAN_SOURCE_PATH
To: Georg Schwarz <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/17/2005 18:39:03
On Sun, 16 Oct 2005, Georg Schwarz wrote:

> Wouldn't it be consistent, at least on most platforms, to define
> ${PKGMANDIR}/man or ${PKGMANDIR}/cat instead of man/man or man/cat,
> respectively?

The IMAKE_MAN_SOURCE_PATH is the setting as defined by the system's own 
imake config .cf files.

I have experimented with this some, but it is inconsistent between 
operating systems.

Maybe we could have some override file for
ManPath, MANSOURCEPATH, or related.

In the few problems I saw (packages that I use), I just used a do-install 
target to do the installation.

Any thoughts on how this can be done would be appreciated. (I will be slow 
to email over next week though.)

  Jeremy C. Reed

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