Subject: Re: perl's defined "man" directories
To: None <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/06/2007 18:53:11
On Sep 6, 2007, at 6:50 PM, Johnny C. Lam wrote:

> Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
>> On my system I have:
>> $ perl -V | fmt 1 | grep -i man
>>     -Dman1ext=1
>>     -Dman1dir=/usr/pkg/lib/perl5/man/man1
>>     -Dsiteman1dir=/usr/pkg/lib/perl5/site_perl/man/man1
>>     -Dvendorman1dir=/usr/pkg/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/man/man1
>>     -Dman3ext=3
>>     -Dman3dir=/usr/pkg/lib/perl5/man/man3
>>     -Dsiteman3dir=/usr/pkg/lib/perl5/site_perl/man/man3
>>     -Dvendorman3dir=/usr/pkg/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/man/man3
>> I am trying to get ikiwiki to install correctly by honoring a man  
>> page directory setting that can be provided by perl.
>> I am not sure if I am supposed to use "vendor" or "site". But  
>> either way, it would be good if it was not under "lib/perl5/*_perl/".
> If you are making an ikiwiki package for pkgsrc, then you should  
> use the "vendor" directories.  "site" directories are for any local  
> modules that are not managed by pkgsrc.

If site directories are not managed by pkgsrc, I'm wondering if we'd  
put them outside of /usr/pkg (e.g. in /usr/local).  Is that possible/ 

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>