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Re: usr/man vs usr/share/man?

>>"Raul" == Raul Miller <raul@usatoday.com> writes:

 Raul> On Tue, Aug 31, 1999 at 04:18:19PM -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
 >> Didn't we come up with a good and reasonable solution to that problem?  =p

 Raul> Well, to deal with one particular aspect of incrementel upgrading there
 Raul> are some people (very competent developers, overall) who are seriously
 Raul> proposing that *every*single*package* must be changed and re-released
 Raul> for potato.  That means those that have not yet migrated to FHS as well
 Raul> as those which have.  And that inevitably means that potato's release
 Raul> will be delayed.

        Is this not just an issue of swetting MANPATH defaults? The
 current /etc/manpath.config already contains
MANDATORY_MANPATH                       /usr/man
MANDATORY_MANPATH                       /usr/share/man
MANDATORY_MANPATH                       /usr/X11R6/man
MANDATORY_MANPATH                       /usr/local/man

        I also thought that the proposed updates area also contains a
 fixed man-db package. So incremental upgraders should be asked to
 also upgrade to packages from proposed upgrades before incrementally
 upgrading to potato.

        This does not require each and every package to be touched,
 nor does it require confusion.

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