Installing man/html pages
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Mon Dec 11 17:34:31 UTC 2017
Hal Murray via devel <devel at ntpsec.org>:
> Are we installing man pages in the right place? Do distros agree on where to
> install them?
Linux distros *mostly* agree, but some other Unixes disagree.
The Classic recipe had a lot of hair to deal with this because it
predates the era when distribution packagers were expected to deal
with this sort of thing.
I threw all that hair out in favor of *letting* the distro makers
deal. They have the apparatus and the local policy knowledge; we don't.
> Does anybody who wants man pages also want html versions?
> Do we have anything in one format that isn't in the other?
There's a very small amount of material that isn't replicated. I have
aought to minimize this for constency.
> Do we want an install option to install only man pages? The idea is to help
> packages split our stuff into ntpsec and ntpsec-doc.
> ./waf install --nodoc --destdir=here
> ./waf install --doconly --destdir=there
I wouldn't object. But I don't think it's very important, either.
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