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

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Wed Apr 4 16:06:00 GMT 2007


On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 09:57:17AM -0400, 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.

I'd rather have them available but I don't want you to invent a new
top-level directory to put them in:

  % tar vtjf mingw-runtime-3.12-1.tar.bz2 | grep /man/
  tar: Record size = 8 blocks
  drwxr-xr-x ironhead/Administrators      0 2007-03-26 03:01:02 usr/man/
  drwxr-xr-x ironhead/Administrators      0 2007-03-26 03:04:38 usr/man/man3/
  -rw-r--r-- ironhead/Administrators   8956 2007-03-26 03:04:38 usr/man/man3/basename.3
  -rw-r--r-- ironhead/Administrators   8956 2007-03-26 03:04:37 usr/man/man3/dirname.3

These should be installed in usr/share/man and basename.3 should become
mingw-basename.3.  Ditto for dirname.

cgf

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