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Re: [Packaging error] Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mingw-runtime-3.12-1

On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 11:28:30AM -0400, Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
>>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?
>It seems that the general consensus is that the man pages should not
>be installed as part of the package.  I don't know if there is much of
>a point installing them to a different location, since the MANPATH
>would need to manually be updated, or the user would need to execute a
>script to have the MANPATH updated 'automatically'.

I think we have a minor disagreement here since I have no problem with
including mingw-specific stuff in /usr/share/man as long as they are
properly prefixed.


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