randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Oct 30 20:50:18 PST 2005
silverspurg at comcast.net wrote these words on 10/30/05 22:34 CST:
> Why don't we just have a regular /usr/man directory?
Because it doesn't conform with the FHS.
> Why get rid of them
> at all? What's the rationale behind the individual package devs who use
> the different locations? I'm sure they have at least some sort of mildly
> reasonable explanation for their preference.
The only thing I can think of is this is how it was many, many
moons ago, and the devs simply haven't updated their defaults to
conform with modern standards.
rmlscsi: [GNU ld version 188.8.131.52.2 20041220] [gcc (GCC) 3.4.3]
[GNU C Library stable release version 2.3.4] [Linux 2.6.10 i686]
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