[Fedora-packaging] PLEASE HELP - We need a policy for preventing man page name conflicts

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Sat Feb 18 05:47:45 UTC 2006

Many packages provide man3 (and other) man pages with generic names. 
The case in question in ncarg-devel and allegro-devel which both provide 
man3/line.3.gz.  So, what do we do?

- package in /usr/share/<package>/man/?  If so, how to we update 
MANPATH?  How does man handle finding both (all) of the man pages?

- rename to something like <package>_<manpage>?  Do we always do this? 
Only if a file conflicts?  Is there an easy way to find conflicts before 

- suffixes <manpage>.3<suffix> ?  Can man handle this?

Please help!
Orion Poplawski
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Colorado Research Associates/NWRA      FAX: 303-415-9702
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