Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Sun Oct 30 20:23:37 PST 2005

On 10/30/05, silverspurg at <silverspurg at> wrote:
> > them. In order to remove them, we must add --mandir and --infodir to each
> > package (and thus teach people bad habit of typing long commands when shorter
> > ones work), or use
> We've not needed to use those before except in a few special cases.  Why
> are they so significant now?

Because the current way has symlinks /usr/man -> /usr/share/man, etc. 
It would be nice to get rid of these depending on how picky you are. 
I really like to have as clean a directory structure as possible. 
I've gotten rid of them myself, and it would have been a PITA without


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