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Re: Man page install location wrong on Mac OS X

From: Jim Correia <jim.correia_at_pobox.com>
Date: 2005-07-08 04:10:15 CEST

On Jul 7, 2005, at 12:32 PM, Marcus Rueckert wrote:

> On 2005-07-06 11:26:51 -0400, Jim Correia wrote:
>> On my stock Mac OS X 10.4 box, man wants man pages for binaries
>> located in /usr/local/bin to live in /usr/local/share/man. (See /usr/
>> share/misc/man.conf on said box.)
>> By default make install places them at /usr/local/man.
>> Can we have the default changed when building on Mac OS X? (I'd
>> prepare a patch, but I'm afraid I'm out of my element with autoconf,
>> etc.)
> ./configure --mandir=/usr/local/share/man ...
> tried that?

No, and I'm not sure how I overlooked it.

I actually ended up using '--mandir=${prefix}/share/man' so I could
build and install in a sandbox for testing (and making binary
tarballs for other local machines).

It would be nice if autoconf knew to do that by default on Mac OS X
(and RedHat 9 it seems to from other posts) but I have a workaround
and beggars can't be choosers...


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