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Re: Ghostscript packaging for X11, non-X11 versions

On Sat, Jul 06, 2002 at 02:38:13PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
> Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 06, 2002 at 07:02:31PM +0100, John Morrison wrote:
> > 
> >>>I would go ahead and allow ALL of the scripts and man pages to be 
> >>>duplicated (bdftops, font2c, gslj, etc) into both /usr/bin/|/usr/man and 
> >>>/usr/X11R6/bin|/usr/X11R6/man -- without any renaming.
> >>>
> >>Or have a ghostscript-docs-x.y.z which just contains documents...
> >>
> > 
> > That won't be too convenient for people who want to read man pages.
> > 
> > I'd suggest just using symbolic links in the /usr/X11R6/... directories 
> > to the /usr/... directories.
> But everybody is assuming that everything under /usr/X11R6/ (with the 
> exception of gs.exe) will be identical to the stuff under /usr.
> This *may* be true, NOW.  But it ain't necessarily so -- and even if it 
> is, it ain't guaranteed to remain that way.
> I'm thinking of /usr/X11R6 and /usr as two different "platforms" -- so 
> the only thing that can be shared among platforms is <prefix>/share/* 
> (by analogy, think of a filesystem shared between linux, hpux, and 
> solaris: every platform gets its own /usr tree, but they can share 
> /usr/share.)
> [That's why the FHS puts man pages in /usr/share/man -- *presumably* man 
> pages are identical on all platforms.  Not always true, but hey]

So, it sounds like manual pages should go into /usr/share/man.  If
it's OK with you and Chris, I'll run with this.

Dario Alcocer -- Sr. Software Developer, Helix Digital Inc. --

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