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Re: [Packaging error] Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mingw-runtime-3.12-1
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 17:15:37 +0200
- Subject: Re: [Packaging error] Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mingw-runtime-3.12-1
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[Moved to cygwin-apps per Igor's suggestion]
On Apr 4 10:34, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Apr 2007, Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
> > Sorry, I must have come to the wrong conclusion. I had thought that
> > since Cygwin by default installs man pages to /usr/share/man
> > installing the MinGW specific man pages in /usr/man as long as they
> > were prefixed with 'mingw-' was OK. This allows users to do a 'man
> > mingw-dirname' without having to modify their MANPATH.
The FHS defines /usr/share/man as the path for man pages. Thus we want
to get rid of /usr/man.
> > If it's desired that they not be included, I'll produce an updated
> > release with them removed.
> IMO, if they are already prefixed by "mingw-", they can go into
> /usr/share/man -- there's no chance they'll be confused with Cygwin's
> manpages. But perhaps we should move this discussion to -apps, and inform
> this list of the final decision.
I'm somewhat unhappy with the idea to include MingW man pages in a
Cygwin installation. Cygwin and MingW are just two different beasts, no
matter that they run on the same base OS. I would prefer either not to
install MingW man pages at all in Cygwin, or to create a specific
mingw-manpages package which installs the man pages in a MingW specific
folder like, say, /usr/share/doc/mingw/man. This package should only be
installed on explicit request by the user. It could come with .sh and a
.csh shell script in /etc/profile.d which sets MANPATH as
/etc/profile.d/openssl.*sh does. OTOH, the requirement to prefix the
man pages with "mingw-" would still exist so that no user confuses MingW
and Cygwin man pages. Am I overcomplicating things?
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader cygwin AT cygwin DOT com