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

Igor Peshansky pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Wed Apr 4 14:34:00 GMT 2007

On Wed, 4 Apr 2007, Chris Sutcliffe wrote:

> > >I thought it was decided to keep the MinGW Runtime man pages separate
> > >from the Cygwin man pages?
> >
> > Yes, it was, but I don't remember concluding that putting them in
> > /usr/man was the solution.  Please either don't install them at all or
> > put them in a mingw-specific location.
> 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.
> 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.
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