Port Makefiles and the MANPREFIX macro

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Thu Sep 14 23:29:50 PDT 2006

On Fri, Sep 15, 2006 at 02:25:14AM -0400, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 15, 2006 at 07:22:15AM +0100, Matt Dawson wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 	Currently doing battle with some port updates and I have come across a 
> > strange problem. It's probably my fault, but some guidance would be 
> > appreciated.
> > 
> > Three of the ports I maintain have decided that the man pages belong in 
> > ${PREFIX}/share/man/man(n). Now, reading the Porter's Handbook, it appears 
> > this is exactly what the MAN[n]PREFIX macro is for, and sure enough after 
> > removing the man page from pkg-plist and telling the Makefile about it, the 
> > ports system compresses the resultant man page in its new location. So far so 
> > good.
> > 
> > However, on deinstall, if appeand two lots of ${PREFIX} when trying to remove 
> > the man page. For example, grig installs a man page 
> > to /usr/local/share/man/man1/grig.1 (for a ${PREFIX} of /usr/local). The 
> > deinstall routine trys to delete grig.1.gz 
> > from /usr/local/share//usr/local/share/man/man1, which is just a little 
> > crazy. Note the two slashes between the two iterations of the MANPREFIX.
> > 
> > Any clues, folks? I'd like to get these updates in before the ports tree is 
> > frozen for 6.2 if at all possible.
> Don't include MANPREFIX=${PREFIX}... since it's apparently being used
> as ${PREFIX}${MANPREFIX}; you could confirm this by reading
> bsd.port.mk.

Actually this appears to be incorrect, I'm not sure what is the cause.


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