Port Makefiles and the MANPREFIX macro

Stanislav Sedov ssedov at mbsd.msk.ru
Thu Sep 14 23:42:25 PDT 2006

On Fri, 15 Sep 2006 07:22:15 +0100
Matt Dawson <matt at chronos.org.uk> mentioned:

> 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.

It's probably happened because of recent autoconf 2.60 changed it's
manpage and info locations to share/man and share/info accordingly.
It can be solved by adding --mandir=${PREFIX}/man and --infodir=

I have submitted a change to bsd.port.mk to add this as default
since it will not break existing ports (for autoconf prior to 2.60
this is default), but, unfortunately, this proposal didn't find support.

In fact, many people have faced to this problem recently (on irc/mailing

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