Subject: Re: What is MANINSTALL good for?
To: NetBSD pkgsrc Discussion <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
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.