makewhatis from ports

[LoN]Kamikaze LoN_Kamikaze at
Wed Jul 19 09:52:56 UTC 2006

Sergey Matveychuk wrote:
> [LoN]Kamikaze wrote:
>> I've got a Makefile where I install man pages int PREFIX/man/man1 and the ports system nicely compresses them, but it does not make them available for whatis. Should I run makewhatis PREFIX/man manually or is there a way this is supposed to be done? The Porter's Handbook chapter 5.9 does not mention whatis.
> It will be done with weekly script 320.whatis.
> I think we have no practice to do it when a port is installed.

Thanks for the reply.

That means I don't have to take care of it, still it would make more sense to let the ports take care of it.

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