makewhatis from ports

[LoN]Kamikaze LoN_Kamikaze at
Wed Jul 19 16:59:51 UTC 2006

Brooks Davis wrote:
> 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

That's what I was expecting in the first place. And it should be trivial to accomplish for someone who has the privileges to work on the Ports system.

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