obsolete /usr/share/doc/handbook ?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Wed Dec 31 13:57:08 UTC 2008

Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at bristol.ac.uk> writes:

> I update my local FBSD documentation with cvsup doc-all.
> I note that the latest FBSD documentation is under /usr/doc.
> However I still have /usr/share/doc which is about 2 years out of date.
> On the other hand /usr/doc does not appear in hier(7),
> whereas /usr/share/doc does.
> Can I safely delete the obsolete docs under /usr/share/doc?
> Why are there two doc folders?

What you have downloaded is the source from which the docs are built.  
If you want to build them yourself, the directions are in the FreeBSD
Documentation Project primer (which is in the "books" section of the
documentation; I'd recommend you read it on the web -- for example,
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/ --
until you have a more recent local copy).

If you aren't planning on building the documents yourself, just download
them from the ftp sites.  Every document includes a suggestion to do so
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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