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PLEASE HELP - We need a policy for preventing man page name conflicts



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 packaging?

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

Please help!
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Orion Poplawski
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