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Re: How to change manual's section ?

On Thu, Jan 03, 2002 at 10:29:36PM +0100, Gergely Nagy wrote:
> The best thing would be to convince upstream to Do The Right
> Thing(tm). Meanwhile, you can add stuff like this to your install target
> in debian/rules:
> DMANDIR=$(CURDIR)/debian/foobar/usr/share/man
> install: build-stamp
> 	....
> 	${MAKE} install DESTDIR=$(CURDIR)/debian/foobar
> 	mv ${DMANDIR}/man1/thisbelongsto5.1 \
> 	   ${DMANDIR}/man5/thisbelongsto5.5
> 	...
> Not the nicest, but works. If you have lots of manual pages to move,
> you might want to store them in a variable, and do a for loop or
> something.

Note that you should also change the .TH line at the start of the man
pages to refer to the new section.



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