Subject: pkg/19577: pkgsrc should do automatic man page handling (like shlibs?)
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/27/2002 17:49:05
>Number:         19577
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       pkgsrc should do automatic man page handling (like shlibs?)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Dec 26 22:50:00 PST 2002
>Originator:     grant beattie
>Release:        Darwin 6.2
System: Darwin max 6.2 Darwin Kernel Version 6.2: Tue Nov  5 22:00:03 PST 2002; root:xnu/xnu-344.12.2.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC  Power Macintosh powerpc
Architecture: powerpc
Machine: Power Macintosh
Some packages, particularly those that use imake, will install man
pages on some platforms, and catman pages on others.

This means we need to implement some kind of automatic man page
handling, possibly similar to how shlibs are handled, so that
different platforms can correctly share the same PLIST entries for
man pages.

This was noticed while building x11/xearth on Darwin/XFree86 and
some packages on Solaris also behave this way.

% grep man PLIST
% ls -l /usr/X11R6/man/man1/xearth.1 
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  30978 Dec 27 17:25 /usr/X11R6/man/man1/xearth.1