[blfs-dev] About MANPATH

Pierre Labastie pierre.labastie at neuf.fr
Mon Jan 26 13:25:52 PST 2015


Le 25/01/2015 23:48, Bruce Dubbs a écrit :
> Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
>> On 25-01-2015 08:30, Pierre Labastie wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I do not know whether this happened to you, but I've been hit several times:
>>> After installing some package in /opt, some "profile" file (for example
>>> "extrapaths.sh") is modified to include:
>>> -----------
>>> pathappend /opt/some/thing/man MANPATH
>>> -----------
>>>
>>> Then, man does not work anymore!
>>> [...]
> 
> I believe this has been fixed in the book some time ago.  In extrapaths.sh we
> have:
> 
> # Set some defaults before other applications add to these paths.
> pathappend /usr/share/man  MANPATH
> pathappend /usr/share/info INFOPATH
> 
> 
> I think the problem you see is because you haven't updated extrapaths.sh. 
> That is understandable as I have done that also when copying from an older build.
> 
>   -- Bruce
> 
> 
OK thanks, and sorry for the noise.

Pierre


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