/usr/share/man/man8/MAKEDEV.8

Andrew Lankford lankfordandrew at charter.net
Sat Nov 3 16:58:06 PDT 2007


Sounds good, but what about:

   1) adding rm /usr/share/man/ to the appropriate Makefile(s).  Is the 
issue the possibility of mucking up any port or third party app that 
also writes to /usr/share/man?

   2) getting rid of catman and forcing man to generate a new one from 
scratch each time instead of filling up /usr/share/man/cat* with stale
files.  Is this going to be a big drain on a p4-era pc compared to 
something like another periodic.conf script?

or

   3) A compile or run-time option that disables catman as described 
above.  If I knew of one, I'd enable it without a second thought on my 
cutting edge  p3 desktop :)

Doug Barton wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Oct 2007, Andrew Lankford wrote:
> 
>> Thbbt!  I'm reading the catman version of MAKEDEV.
> 
> I'll try posting this one more time. :) Before you installworld, just do 
> 'rm -r /usr/share/man/' and you won't ever have that problem.
> 
> Doug
> 



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