makewhatis from ports

Brooks Davis brooks at
Wed Jul 19 15:10:19 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 11:52:26AM +0200, [LoN]Kamikaze wrote:
> 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.

If we're going to do it, setting MAN variables should cause it to happen
in rather than having it done adhoc.

-- Brooks
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