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Re: FHS and X manual pages

Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org> writes:

> The FHS says "All X Window System manual pages must have an x appended
> to the filename."

> Now there are some options.
> 1) add an exception in policy to allow the removal of this x suffix

I'd be happy with this, although the better solution is to change the
FHS.  Using suffixes to man page sections so that conflicting man pages
can be installed is generally a bad idea, since the behavior for the end
user is still confusing.  It's better to avoid having conflicting names,
and it sounds like that's already been done.

I have no idea how the FHS could be changed here, but I suspect that every
other Linux distribution is going to face the same problem and I find it
hard to believe that every distribution is going to want to patch the man

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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