Re: Inclusion of all manual pages in all architecture releases

From: Wolfram Schneider <>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2021 15:24:23 UTC
On Wed, 26 May 2021 at 17:09, Fernando Apesteguía <> wrote:
> I don't know what list this should be sent to, apologies if the
> audience is too wide.
> For some time now, we have not included all manual pages in every
> FreeBSD packaged release. For instance, i386 man pages are not
> included in the FreeBSD amd64 distribution.
> This causes a number of problems:
> * The is incomplete. As an
> example, it does not show results for pae(4). The reason for this is
> that the cgi interface runs on FreeBSD amd64.
> * In FreeBSD amd64 some manual pages have broken X-refs. See hptrr(4)
> for an example.
> * Also, we have broken links in our Release Notes. This is a
> consequence of the first point. See
> Is there a specific reason for this?

I think this is a bug in our build system, starting at FreeBSD 10.x

NetBSD ships all manual pages for all architectures in their package
sets, and we should do the same.


Wolfram Schneider <>