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