Re: Inclusion of all manual pages in all architecture releases

From: Ceri Davies <ceri_at_submonkey.net>
Date: Mon, 31 May 2021 17:17:56 +0100
On Mon, May 31, 2021 at 12:07:22AM -0700, John-Mark Gurney wrote:
> Fernando Apestegua wrote this message on Thu, May 27, 2021 at 08:40 +0200:
> > 
> > Hi Ian,
> > 
> > Thanks for the explanation. That would fix the man.cgi and
> > consequently the Release Notes issues.
> > However, in order to fix the broken X-refs in the manual pages of the
> > release distributions, wouldn't we need to build them with
> > MAN_ARCH=all?
> > According to make.conf(5), MAN_ARCH defaults to MACHINE and
> > MACHINE_ARCH. Would it be possible to change the default value to
> > "all"?
> > 
> > diff --git a/share/man/man4/Makefile b/share/man/man4/Makefile
> > index f7626c80eeb1..583c4a4b9bb9 100644
> > --- a/share/man/man4/Makefile
> > +++ b/share/man/man4/Makefile
> > _at__at_ -897,9 +897,7 _at__at_ _cgem.4=    cgem.4
> >  MLINKS+=cgem.4 if_cgem.4
> >  .endif
> > 
> > -.if empty(MAN_ARCH)
> > -__arches=      ${MACHINE} ${MACHINE_ARCH} ${MACHINE_CPUARCH}
> > -.elif ${MAN_ARCH} == "all"
> > +.if empty(MAN_ARCH) || ${MAN_ARCH} == "all"
> >  __arches=      ${:!/bin/sh -c "/bin/ls -d ${.CURDIR}/man4.*"!:E}
> >  .else
> >  __arches=      ${MAN_ARCH}
> > 
> > This way, the released distributions will have all the man pages (we
> > have some PRs related to this) and would also fix man.cgi regardless
> > of the FreeBSD version the service runs on.
> > 
> > I am assuming here that we do not explicitly set MAN_ARCH to a
> > specific architecture when building the releases but we take the
> > default value.
> 
> I would like to see this change made myself.  It'd nice to be able to
> use your amd64 build box to be able to get information on other systems
> by default.  The extra space is minimal.

Agreed.  I would prefer if architecture specific pages went into their
own section, and were then hardlinked into the existing architecture's
standard sections (this would preserve current behaviour, and allow each
architecture its own namespace if needed).

Ceri
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Received on Mon May 31 2021 - 16:17:56 UTC

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