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Re: where to place manpages for X clients



On Mon, Jul 26, 1999 at 12:10:13PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> I hope for a quick and simple answer and don't want to start
> a flamewar if programs should go into the X11R6 tree or not.
> The background for my question is that I want to move the
> XTeddy docs and manpages to /usr/share.  I used to put the
> XTeddy manpages under /usr/X11R6/man/man1.  Now I wonder if they
> should go to
> 
>     [ ] /usr/share/man/man1
>     [ ] /usr/share/X11R6/man/man1
>     [ ] /usr/X11R6/share/man/man1
>     [ ] other location

If the binary is in /usr/bin, put the manpage in /usr/share/man
If the binary is in /usr/X11R6, put the manpage in /usr/X11R6/man

/usr/X11R6 does not at all change under FHS for compatibility and
historical reasons.  Hopefully XFree 4 will not use /usr/X11R6 at all, but
I won't hold my breath.

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<sel> need help: my first packet to my provider gets lost :-(
<netgod> sel:  dont send the first one, start with #2

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