DJ Lucas wrote:
> On 11/03/2012 11:28 AM, Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
>>> I have noticed some modifications in the "Introduction to
>>> Xorg-7.7" page,
>>> particularly:
>>> sed 's@/usr/X11R6@<PREFIX>@g' -i /etc/man_db.conf
>>> In my host "LFS7.1", I have not done that, there is the
>>> symlink
>>> /usr/X11R6 -> /usr
>>> and just in case, I have added
>>> /usr/X11 -> /usr
>>> Now in the new "LFS7.2",
> Neither of those modifications should be needed, but the instructions
> referenced below should not be run if building in /usr. If the book says
> to run them unconditionally, then I've made a mistake when reorganizing
> the section a while back. I'm not in a position to look at it for the
> moment.
>>> # grep X11 /etc/man_db.conf
>>> /usr/X11R6/bin
>>> /usr/X11R6/man
>>> MANPATH_MAP    /usr/bin/X11
>>>       /usr/X11R6/man
>>> MANDB_MAP    /usr/X11R6/man
>>>       /var/cache/man/X11R6
>>> I used that sed, however:
>>> # grep X11 /etc/man_db.conf
>>> MANPATH_MAP    /usr/bin/X11
>>>       <PREFIX>/man
>>> <PREFIX>/man
>>> /var/cache/man/X11R6
>>> 1. Is it correct having <PREFIX>/man?
>>> 2. Should not /var/cache/man/X11R6 be replaced too, perhaps
>>> by
>>> /var/cache/man/X11
>>> (s@/var/cache/man/X11R6@/var/cache/man/X11@g)?
>>> The second question is not so important, I believe, but it
>>> seems
>>> necessary, just for consistency reason (not using X11R6, but
>>> X11).
>>> Thanks.
>>> []s,
>>> Fernando
> I think for builds with a prefix other than /usr, it would be better to
> just add all three of the paths to the end and force a cache update in
> the configuration section (using 'cat >> /etc/mandb.conf << "EOF"'
> syntax). It should be tested by somebody who uses something other than
> /usr as the installation prefix. I'm still of the mind to completely
> drop the alternate prefix business for everything (the wiki is the place
> for differing opinions), but others seem to still want and use it, so it
> should stay as long as somebody is keeping an eye on it for breakage. I
> generally do keep it in mind, but only to a minimum as I do not actually
> test in an alternate prefix. Also, does mandb.conf support a
> source/include directive? Best would be to use the mandb.d/* method if
> supported.

I use /opt/xorg, so I test it all the time.  What we have works well.

I find man pages just fine with


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