manpages and info

Mike Hildebrandt mikehild at
Wed Mar 14 08:20:37 PST 2001

> From:  Gerard Beekmans

> /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.

That's one thing I was wondering about... If the FHS says to put man and
info pages under $PREFIX/share/man, why has every single package I've
encountered outside of LFS wanted to put them in $PREFIX/man?  You'd think
that someone would get it right...

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