Subject: imake man page handling broken?
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/14/2007 10:50:53

in my private builds (NetBSD 4.99.30, X11R6-4.7), I have some problems 
with imake-based packages: They install both man- and cat-pages, since 
IMAKE_MANINSTALL has the value "maninstall catinstall", which I think is 

 > bmake show-all-imake
   pkg   IMAKEOPTS (undefined)
   pkg   XMKMF_FLAGS (undefined)
   pkg   USE_IMAKE = yes
   sys   IMAKE_TOOLS (undefined)
   sys   IMAKE = /usr/X11R6/bin/imake
   sys   IMAKE_MANINSTALL = maninstall catinstall

Now it seems as if previous versions of X11 only installed the 
cat-pages, since the files-check is complaining:

=> Checking file-check results for nas-1.9
ERROR: ************************************************************
ERROR: The following files are in /usr/pkg but not in the PLIST:
ERROR:         /usr/pkg/man/man1/auconvert.1
ERROR:         /usr/pkg/man/man1/auctl.1
ERROR:         /usr/pkg/man/man1/audemo.1

And indeed, running both imake from XFree86-4.5 and XFree86-4.7 results 
in Makefiles that differ in the rule for installing man pages.

Files to help understand the issue are at:

How can we solve this problem?