/usr/local/man vs /usr/local/share/<portname>/man and manpath

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at bris.ac.uk
Thu Jan 30 12:18:56 UTC 2014

Some ports install man pages under
e.g. graphics/xfig,
while other ports do it under
e.g. graphics/xpdf.

>From what I understood from manpath(1),
it is hard to specify the path to the second
type of man pages, because each new
port name needs to be specified separately.

Currently my manpath returns:


Is this a problem to be solved by the
user's environment?
If so, what is the recommended way to solve it?

Or is this a problem with some ports
creating man pages in the wrong place?



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