manpages and info

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue Mar 13 17:07:26 PST 2001

On March 13, 2001 08:04 pm, Sander Striker wrote:
> Hi,
> Another suggestion for a next release:
> Be more specific with configure options when
> it comes to the documentation. Ie. there are
> a lot of packages that install manpages by
> default under $(prefix)/man, but actually we
> want /usr/share/man (to conform to the FHS).
> This means adding more --mandir=/usr/share/man
> --infodir=/usr/share/info
> Or even:
> make -e mandir=/usr/share/man install
> (in some cases).
> Provide patches (or a nice sed one-liner) to fix
> the man paths in the ps* packages.

/usr/man is a symlink to /usr/share/man so it doesn't matter where a package 
installs it to. They end up in /usr/share/man anyways.

Gerard Beekmans

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