I have finally read the to do list

Jack Detrick vze24938 at verizon.net
Mon Jan 15 16:42:41 PST 2001


Symlinks--and their inherent beauty.  ln -s /usr/man /usr/share/man


Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> 
> On January 12, 2001 03:34 pm, Richard Lightman wrote:
> > That package dependancy line in the TODO list looks scarey.
> > Will you be happy with a list of files whose last access
> > dates are newer than when the package was unpacked?
> 
> It's not as scary as it looks, just something I want done. If not for the
> book I'll do it for personal reasons anyways, but I believe there are some
> folks here who would like to have an accurate dependency list.
> 
> > I do not use the /usr/man, and /usr/info symlinks. Util-linux
> > is one of the packages that gives me trouble. As MCONFIG will
> > need a sed anyway, how about fixing the man and info pages as
> > well:
> >
> > sed -e s/ASSWD=no/ASSWD=yes/\
> >     -e s/SLN=no/SLN=yes/\
> >     -e s/ORT=no/ORT=yes/\
> >     -e "s/OPT=.*/OPT= $CFLAGS/"\
> >     -e 's@\(MANDIR=[[:space:]]\).*@\1$(DESTDIR)/usr/share/man@'\
> >     -e 's@\(INFODIR=[[:space:]]\).*@\1$(DESTDIR)/usr/share/info@'\
> >     MCONFIG > MCONFIG~
> > mv  MCONFIG~ MCONFIG
> 
> If you do that to util-linux, you have to do it to every other package, since
> they all use /usr/man (unless you deal with a fairly up-to-date package which
> uses /usr/share/man).
> 
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