[tlbuild] Configure issues with texlive-20091107

Angel Tsankov fn42551 at fmi.uni-sofia.bg
Fri Jan 8 22:59:28 CET 2010

Peter Breitenlohner wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Jan 2010, Angel Tsankov wrote:
>> Norbert Preining wrote:
>>> On Do, 07 Jan 2010, Angel Tsankov wrote:
>>>> --disable-native-texlive-build seems to work.  Now I want to 
>>>> suppress installing /usr/bin/man.  ...
> /usr/bin/man is just a symlink to the actual directory (for the benefit of
> some systems using it for their MANPATH).

It's very strange, that mandir is defined to be ${prefix}/bin/man.
I thought TL was trying to install the man program as ${prefix}/bin/man.

> At the moment there is no way to
> supress this,

This is finally an answer.

> but being just a link, why not remove it (also see below).

Well, I'm using package users and that would require changing the owner
of /usr/bin/man which is ugly.

>>>> ...  Later on, I may want to adapt web2c/texmf.cnf, so thanks for 
>>>> pointing this out as well.
>>> Why don't you build as usual, and then only move the stuff to the
>>> place where you need the things?
>> 'Cause specifying several options to configure (respectively to Build) 
>> is easier to do and is more 'portable' across TL releases than moving 
>> dozens of files around when the build has finished.
> You can certainly specify --mandir=<whatever>, preferably relative to
> ${prefix}.

Last time I configured TL like this: ./configure --prefix=/usr
--mandir=/usr/share/man --disable-native-texlive-build

and then like this:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-native-texlive-build 

but neither of these helped.

Angel Tsankov

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