Re: Manual pages
Brendan O'Dea <email@example.com> wrote:
>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).
This won't help the "competing extensions" problem, of course ... I
suspect such warnings are unavoidable when core and vendor man pages are
If you're going to namespace the core Perl man pages, changing .1 to
.1perl as well would make sense. Note that man-db has a hard-coded list
of known extension orderings; I take it .1perl and .3perl should follow
.1p and .3pm?
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]