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Re: [alpine-devel] [PATCH] abuild: check for man pages in non-standard locations

From: Isaac Dunham <>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:17:31 -0700

On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 10:00:59PM +0200, Sören Tempel wrote:
> Some packages like fakeroot install man pages to
> /usr/share/man/{de,fr,pl,...}. In my opinion we don't need those man
> pages and thus I would suggest that only /usr/share/man[0-8] should
> exist.

These are not non-standard locations.
They are the standard locations for non-english languages.

/usr/share/man/man[0-8] is the standard location for english manpages
(not /usr/share/man[0-8] as you say in the commit message), but your patch
gets that right.

FYI, this patch does not fix one standing issue with compressing manpages:
symlinks to manpages are not fixed to point to the compressed one.

Isaac Dunham

Received on Tue Aug 18 2015 - 16:17:31 UTC