location of man pages for multiple versions of the same program

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 07:22:59 PDT 2014

On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 10:20 AM, Mojca Miklavec <mojca at macports.org> wrote:

> I see that mysql55 for example installs man pages to
>     $prefix/share/man/mysql55/man1/*.1.gz
> where they are not really functional.
> Is that a proper place for these files? / Is there any better place?

If you arrange for them to be in ../share/man or ../man when the private
bin directory is in $PATH, they will automatically work. (This assumes
there is a private bin directory and not just versioned binaries in
/opt/local/bin. For something like mysql, there are going to be enough
private binaries to make this a good idea.)

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