Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#12151 closed defect (wontfix)

BUG: install doesn't respect --mandir

Reported by: afb@… Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone: MacPorts 1.5
Component: base Version:
Keywords: FreeBSD support Cc:


When setting --mandir to something like ${PREFIX}/man, it doesn't work but manpages still end up in ${PREFIX}/share/man (due to hardcoding in doc/Makefile). It makes some half-hearted attempt to symlink man to the mandatory share/man, but that doesn't work if "man" directory already exists in install dir ?

Defaulting to ${PREFIX}/share/man and inserting the symlink is fine and dandy, but it should also respect any user overrides. So instead of the Makefile installing manpages into $(DESTDIR)${prefix}/share/man, it should use $(DESTDIR)${mandir} from autoconf.

Attachments (1)

macports-mandir.patch (2.9 KB) - added by afb@… 13 years ago.

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Change History (5)

Changed 13 years ago by afb@…

Attachment: macports-mandir.patch added


comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by jmpp@…

Keywords: FreeBSD support added
Milestone: MacPorts 1.5

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by afb@…

hmm, most of the Ports do hardcode --mandir=${prefix}/share/man anyway so maybe it would be better to try and make the BSD Port/Makefile cope with the man -> share/man symlink instead...

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by afb@…

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Hardcoding MANPREFIX as ${PREFIX}/share/man instead, and not applying the patch/change.

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by nox@…

Priority: ExpectedNormal
Summary: install doesn't respect --mandirBUG: install doesn't respect --mandir
Version: 1.4.40
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