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Re: pkg/55756: print/web2c dangling man pages

The following reply was made to PR pkg/55756; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Mark Davies <>
Subject: Re: pkg/55756: print/web2c dangling man pages
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 23:37:15 +1300

 On 27/10/20 4:45 pm, wrote:
 > web2c ships (among other more useful things) these six man pages:
 > man/man1/dvilualatex-dev.1
 > man/man1/lualatex-dev.1
 > man/man1/pdflatex-dev.1
 > man/man1/platex-dev.1
 > man/man1/uplatex-dev.1
 > man/man1/xelatex-dev.1
 > which each contain only ".so man1/latex-dev.1" (that is, they're roff
 > legacy symlinks)
 > ...but does not ship latex-dev.1, and neither does anything else in
 > pkgsrc.
 > Would like input from the maintainer before I go mucking with web2c's
 > build... among other things I have no idea what they're supposed to be
 > documenting as there are no such bins in the package either.
 web2c has a patch to man/ that stops it installing some man
 pages (,,,  Pretty sure
 I didn't originate the patch but I have carried it through to latest
 version.   This was done because this package doesn't install the
 associated binaries (later packages do that and the associated -doc
 package does the install of the manual page).  In the latex-dev.1 case
 that package is tex-latex-bin-dev-doc, which I haven't committed yet.
 And taking another look at the latest tex-latex-bin-dev-doc I see that
 the six manual pages at the top are also there, so they should be
 removed from the web2c package.

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