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

From: Natanael Copa <>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:06:26 +0200

On Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:17:31 -0700
Isaac Dunham <> wrote:

> 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.

I have pushed a fix for symlinks and hardlinks and man pages found in
other sections and localized man pages.

dosfstools-doc has symlinks
tcl-doc has hardlinks

It would be nice if someone could help me test it from abuild git.
There are some other improvements I'd like relatively soon so I'd like
tag a new abuild release.



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