Bug#94995: PROPOSAL] Clarifying instructions on linking man pages
Colin Watson wrote:
> - <tt>/usr/share/man</tt>).</p></sect>
> + <tt>/usr/share/man</tt>). If you do not create any links
> + (whether symlinks, hard links, or .so directives) in the
> + filesystem to the alternate names of the manpage, then you
> + should not rely on <prgn>man</prgn> finding your manpage
> + under those names based solely on the information in the
> + manpage's header.
> + <footnote>
> + <p>
> + Supporting this in <prgn>man</prgn> often requires
> + unreasonable processing time to find a manual page or to
> + report that none exists, and moves knowledge into man's
> + database that would be better left in the filesystem.
> + This support is therefore deprecated and will cease to be
> + present in the future.
> + </p>
> + </footnote>
> + </p>
> + </sect>
I second this proposal.
see shy jo