Re: Manual pages
On Fri, Mar 09, 2001 at 12:16:34PM +0100, Jonas Liljegren wrote:
>Brendan O'Dea wrote:
>> Man pages for perl packages are installed to /usr/share/man/man
>> with the extensions .1 and .3.
This has changed in -21, the module extension is now ".3perl" as man-db
was choosing open(3) over open(2).
>> Modules installed by MakeMaker's vendor install use the same
>> directories although with extensions .1p and .3pm to avoid potential
>mandb complains about competing extensions:
>mandb: warning: /usr/share/man/man3/CGI::Push.3pm*: competing extensions
>And why is 3pm files mixed with 3pm.gz files?
Because manual pages installed by CPAN/MakeMaker are not compressed.
>I like the CPAN module and would like new modules to replace older
>manual pages. Maby I could edit perls Config.pm to use .1 and .3?
>But how can I make the newly installed modules using gz?
The @INC ordering now allows you to install newer versions of modules in
/usr/local which will be selected before those included in the perl
packages. I would suggesr installing there, rather than overwriting the
modules in the package.
>Another ting: The perl policy used to be located in perl-doc. Where
>am I supposed to find it now?
In debian-policy eventually (#83977), but that procedure is taking
somewhat longer than expected. In the interim you can find it at:
Brendan O'Dea email@example.com
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