Subject: Re: What is MANINSTALL good for?
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
From: Brian A. Seklecki <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/02/2007 12:28:34
It would be nice if we could use it to exclude man pages from package
PLISTs during "make package" -- for embedded environments that just need
BINs & LIBs.  ~BAS

On Sun, 2007-09-30 at 15:29 +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> 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.
> Joerg