[tex-live] TeX-Live 2012 sys_info and sys_man
Moore Andrew L.
slewsys at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 22:24:16 CEST 2012
Regarding sys_man and sys_info prefix, here's what I'm finding:
>From Solaris' `man' manual page:
In the absence of MANPATH, man constructs its search path
based upon the PATH environment variable, primarily by sub-
stituting man for the last component of the PATH element.
i.e., if installed in /usr/texbin, Solaris looks for man pages in /usr/man,
which is indeed a symlink to /usr/share/man! NetBSD follows a similar
strategy, although both use /opt instead of /usr/local, and neither has
a `manpath' command.
Debian GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and OS X all include both /usr/local/man
and /usr/local/share/man in their search path.
In short, it appears that there may be no "safe" default! On the other
hand, If I am the only one to raise the issue, then maybe no change
would be safest?
On 18 Jun 2012, at 2:22 PM, Karl Berry wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> So might not /usr/local/share be a "safer" default for sys_man and
> I think you're right and we should change the defaults to
> /usr/local/share/info and /usr/local/share/man. Thanks for the
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