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Re: catman in pkgsrc

On Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:52:30 +0900, Joerg Sonnenberger 
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On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 02:19:33PM +0900, OBATA Akio wrote:
What is the reason why installation of cat man pages are disabled so 
aggressively in pkgsrc?

They often serve no purpose, aren't provided consistently and require
special tools to prepare.

Following tow point?
* let PLIST handling to be simplify (kill conditional)
* prevent dependency on nroff (or something)

Interix's man(1) only display cat man pages, but I cannot find catman
(or alternatives) in pkgsrc.

A good part of the logic for writing catman can be found in
obsolete_catpages() in NetBSD's postinstall. Instead of removing the
entry, calling "mandoc $mandir/$manpage > $catname" should be good
enough. A bit more work is needed to remember all cat pages checked and
to remove remaining ones, but that's left as exercise for the reader :)

I cannot find `mandoc' in pkgsrc.

OBATA Akio /

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