Subject: Re: What is MANINSTALL good for?
To: NetBSD pkgsrc Discussion <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/30/2007 15:29:51
On Sun, Sep 30, 2007 at 09:39:53AM +0000, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> MANINSTALL is not an "action" variable that the user sets to tell
> pkgsrc to do something. MANINSTALL is a "descriptive" variable that
> a package Makefile sets in order to describe to pkgsrc (in particular,
> the plist module) what man and catman pages the package installs.
> Any other use of this variable is wrong.
IMO it should be completely removed and all packages be changed to
*only* install man pages by default. Formatting of the pages should be
done either by the common infrastructure only or not at all.