Subject: are directories to be created automatically?
To: None <>
From: Georg Schwarz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/25/2005 22:57:36
I came across the following problem when installing sysutils/findutils.
It is supposed to install
However, if ${LOCALBASE}/man/cat5 does not already exist this does not
Where is this directory supposed to be created? Is every package
supposed to ensure the required directories are there,  and create them
if not?

Also interestingly, findutil's Makefile has
.if ${OPSYS} == "IRIX"
PLIST_SUBST+=   USE_CATMAN="@comment "

However, I cannot see USE_CATMAN in PLIST.

Georg Schwarz  +49 178 8545053