# manpages query (net/openntpd)

Frank Shute frank at woodcruft.co.uk
Sun May 10 20:32:12 UTC 2020

Hi,

I installed net/openntpd some time ago. I think I read about it's usage
possibly on OpenBSD's site. Installed it & did the necessary in rc.conf

The other day I wanted to have a look at the local docs for it as I felt the
need to twiddle with its start up args. As always, I have a look to see what
docs it comes with:

$pkg info -l openntpd openntpd-6.2p3_2,2: /usr/local/etc/ntpd.conf.sample /usr/local/etc/periodic/daily/480.status-openntpd /usr/local/etc/rc.d/openntpd /usr/local/man/man5/ntpd.conf.5.gz /usr/local/man/man8/ntpctl.8.gz /usr/local/man/man8/ntpd.8.gz /usr/local/sbin/ntpctl /usr/local/sbin/ntpd /usr/local/share/licenses/openntpd-6.2p3_2,2/ISCL /usr/local/share/licenses/openntpd-6.2p3_2,2/LICENSE /usr/local/share/licenses/openntpd-6.2p3_2,2/catalog.mk Ok.$ man ntpd

Problems. As in front of it in $MANPATH is: /usr/share/man/man8/ntpd.8.gz and all the other manpages for ntpd from base. I happened to realise what was happening, so I could have a look at man(1) and:$ man -M /usr/local/man: ntpd

so as to display the port manpage rather than the one installed by base.

This seems to be a POLA violation and I was wondering how, if at all, it
should be handled. A pkg message or rename the binaries or something else?

Regards,

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Frank
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