docs/85104: keyboard(4) manpage hides behind Xorg version
Gary W. Swearingen
garys at opusnet.com
Mon Aug 22 03:10:11 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
Subject: Re: docs/85104: keyboard(4) manpage hides behind Xorg version
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 20:10:48 -0700
Dejan Lesjak <dejan.lesjak at ijs.si> writes:
> I could still argue though that changing PATH is as advanced as changing
> MANPATH, but it doesn't feel like it :)
> So with default PATH and man path, user should get FreeBSD keyboard manpage
> first and could explicitly specify 'man 4x keyboard' to get X11 manpage which
> is what ports/25576 was trying to address.
It sounds like Giorgos is arguing the same way, so you outvote me.
But don't you HAVE to change the default path after installing X11? I
sure hope the ports system isn't messin' with my "profile". And where
do we learn to put more-custom directories at the end of PATH instead
of the beginning (where I think they belong)? The several examples of
PATH setting in the Handbook show both theories (even within the same
PATH), with mine favored, including: PATH=/usr/X11R6/bin:$PATH;
(One theory is that more-custom directories should override less-custom
ones so you can easily "replace" their programs; the other theory is
that doing so makes it too easy to get unexpected custom behavior from
> But then again if you change PATH so X11 stuff is first perhaps it is expected
> to also get manpages for X11 first?
Yes, but it's not expected (by me) to be so hard to display both
But this will only waste a small amount of time for a small fraction
of FreeBSD users, so it's no big deal. Suspend or close the PR.
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