[OS X TeX] MacTeX installer and man pages

Chris Goedde cgoedde at condor.depaul.edu
Fri Jul 21 13:18:27 EDT 2006

On Jul 21, 2006, at 12:09 PM, Jan Anderssen wrote:

>> In fact, going to /usr/local and executing 'sudo mv man share'  
>> fixes the problem.
> wouldn't that override an existing man directory under share/ ?
> what about moving the man pages individually and having a symbolic  
> link from /usr/local/man to /usr/local/share/man?

It would have, had anything been there :-). I probably should have  
mentioned that.

I think a link is a wrong solution. My reading of man.conf is that  
Apple intends that /usr/local/share/man be used, not /usr/local/man.  
Adding a line like

MANPATH_MAP     /usr/local/bin          /usr/local/man

to man.conf, as Justin suggested, would also work, but I don't see  
the point in having two places to store man files for the binaries  
in /usr/local/bin. I also prefer not to change system-wide  
configuration files if I don't have to.


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