Packages install non-english man pages in /usr/share/man

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Jul 17 08:50:01 PDT 2001


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------- Additional Comments From Mark Hymers 2001-07-17 08:24 -------

I've been playing with this for a while now.  We can make all the
packages (I 
think) install man pages to /usr/share/man/en/man*

The thing is, this'll require an option to be added to ./configure or a
sed 
command for each package.  This seems to be a bit excessive.  Maybe we
could 
use Simon's suggestion to move /usr/share/man/man* to
/usr/share/man/en/man* 
instead?

We'll also have to add a comment for when users install their own
packages.  
I'm looking at the config issue for man at the moment. 

To be honest, I'm doubtful about the value of this change compared to
the 
gains.  For starters, not a great number of the base LFS packages come
with 
foreign manual pages anyway.

Comments? I think this should go to lfs-discuss for discussion.

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------- Additional Comments From Gerard Beekmans 2001-07-17 08:44
-------

Yes, let's move it to lfs-discuss. I also agree it's probably not worth
the
effort so my vote is to just drop the matter.

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