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Re: [virt-tools-list] [patch] move man pages to standard /usr/local/man location



On 02/20/2012 01:30 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 02/20/2012 10:50 AM, Jason Helfman wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 12:35:43PM -0500, Cole Robinson thus spake:
>>> On 02/15/2012 08:22 PM, Jason Helfman wrote:
>>>> Here is a patch I have to move man installation away from share. Please
>>>> consider.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Hmm, at least fedora packages install man pages to /usr/share/man/ .
>>> Debian
>>> packages install virtinst man pages similarly at least. What host OS
>>> are you
>>> using?
>>>
>>> - Cole
>>>
>>>
>>
>> FreeBSD. Maybe it is different, but I thought that man pages should be
>> installed to /usr/local for software.
> 
> BSD probably does use a different default hierarchy than GNU/Linux (I
> haven't actually checked).  But this should be fine-tunable at
> configuration time, using things like ./configure --mandir=...
> That is, I think that configure should already just work for your
> situation, if you are using the options correctly: rather than having to
> patch upstream to be aware of every different distro's conventions,
> upstream should just be flexible enough that every single distro can
> customize things to match their own conventions during configure.
> 

virtinst doesn't use configure though, we use python-setuptools.

That said I'd take a patch to add a --mandir option, but the default should be
maintained.

- Cole


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