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Re: doc/man vs etc

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: Re: doc/man vs etc
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 21:42:13 +0200

>>>>> On Sat, 15 Sep 2007, Glenn Morris wrote:

>> Some of the man pages are still in etc/, AFAICS.  Why weren't they
>> moved to doc/man, together with those which were moved?

> Because they don't get installed, except as part of the etc/
> directory. If they were moved to doc/man, they would no longer be part
> of an installed Emacs. IMO, none of them are worth installing in the
> actual MANPATH (or if they are, it's not the job of Emacs to provide
> `man sex' hilarity).

Please note that at least in Gentoo and Debian some of these man pages
are also provided by package "funny-manpages". So if Emacs would
install them in MANPATH there would be collisions. Please leave them
in etc/.


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