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

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Mon Feb 20 12:39:47 UTC 2006

Orion Poplawski wrote:
> 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?

IMO, no.  It's not worth the extra hassle.

> - 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 
> packaging?

Not that I'm aware.  It should be rare enough that it can be handled on 
a case-by-case basis.

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

Another possibility, but I'm unfamiliar with that convention.

-- Rex

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