NOPORTDOCS and info/man

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sat Nov 5 02:07:47 PST 2005

On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 01:50:23AM -0600, Paul Ledbetter III wrote:
> Hello,
>    Why should a port install man pages and info files when NOPORTDOCS
> is set?  These seem to be documentation to me.  The porter's handbook
> doesn't seem clear on this issue to me.

NOPORTDOCS started out with narrow scope (it was intended for ports
that install large numbers of documentation files that took up a lot
of space) and people have gradually pushed for that scope to widen (as
you are pushing again :-).

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