docs/85104: keyboard(4) manpage hides behind Xorg version
Gary W. Swearingen
garys at opusnet.com
Mon Aug 22 00:50:22 UTC 2005
The following reply was made to PR docs/85104; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: garys at opusnet.com (Gary W. Swearingen)
To: Dejan Lesjak <dejan.lesjak at ijs.si>
Cc: bug-followup at freebsd.org, garys at opusnet.com
Subject: Re: docs/85104: keyboard(4) manpage hides behind Xorg version
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 17:43:55 -0700
Dejan Lesjak <dejan.lesjak at ijs.si> writes:
> Getting keyboard manpage seems to work as expected here:
> % man -w keyboard
> % man -wa keyboard
> Putting manpages from X11 into 4x was done exactly so there would be an easy
> way to get to them - see PR ports/25576.
> Could it be that you have misconfigured manpath.config or MANPATH variable set
Neither (untouched "manpath.config", no MANPATH), but my PATH obviously
doesn't work well with the installed "manpath.config".
Of course I could fix this with manpath.config, but
it seems like too much learning to make (normal?) users do, esp.
without telling them about it, not even in the Handbook.
Besides, I think "man path" stuff is OK; it SHOULD make the X11
manpage the default, since that's the keyboard I'm using. But there
ought to be a way to get to the FreeBSD manpage without using a long
pathname. But if it's too hard to implement, then the situation
should just be noted in the docs somewhere. (I can think about that
later if the manual system won't be "fixed".)
I noticed the .4x. but it didn't occur to me to try "man 4x keyboard",
since I thought the "4" was for "man4". But this doesn't help me
because "man 4 keyboard" still brings up keyboard(4x) manpage.
Thanks for looking into it.
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