On Mon, 2006-02-20 at 06:39 -0600, Rex Dieter wrote:
Orion Poplawski wrote:
> Many packages provide man3 (and other) man pages with generic names. The
> case in question in ncarg-devel and allegro-devel which both provide
> man3/line.3.gz. So, what do we do?
> - rename to something like <package>_<manpage>?
Works for section 3 but not for section 1 (application man packages).
There, each man page should match the name of the tool it is trying to
But, if section 1 man pages clash, the apps probably also do.
>Is there an easy way to find conflicts before
Not that I'm aware.
It's close to impossible, because man page conflicts
normally occur at
installation time, due to parallel installations of alternative
implementations (or badly designed packages).
> - suffixes <manpage>.3<suffix> ? Can man handle
Another possibility, but I'm unfamiliar with that convention.
traditional standard on many non-Linux *nixes.
Unfortunately Linux' "man" doesn't handle these sufficiently well.
[Install Inventor-devel and Coin2-devel from FE, if you'd like to
experiment with this convention. .3iv vs. .3]