[OS X TeX] MacTeX installer and man pages

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Jul 24 04:07:09 EDT 2006

Le 21 juil. 06 à 18:57, Chris Goedde a écrit :

> Thanks, I forgot about man.conf. When I look in there, I see the  
> following:
> ## TeX modifications start at Wed Jul 19 16:14:27 CDT 2006
> ## Do not remove previous line
> MANPATH_MAP     /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin- 
> current       /usr/local/teTeX/man
> I also see (elsewhere in that file):
> MANPATH_MAP     /usr/local/bin          /usr/local/share/man
> The MacTeX installer is putting the man pages for binaries (like gs  
> and ps2pdf) that live in /usr/local/bin into /usr/local/man, not / 
> usr/local/share/man, which is where Apple seems to think they  
> should go, so this seems like a bug in the installer. In fact,  
> going to /usr/local and executing 'sudo mv man share' fixes the  
> problem.

Coming late to this thread: on my setup, which is installed via i- 
Installer, not MacTeX, I have in /usr/share/misc/man.conf the above  
line commented out:

#MANPATH_MAP	/usr/local/bin		/usr/local/share/man

Which means that, in this case, the default association of /usr/local/ 
bin and /usr/local/man is used instead. From a couple of lines above  
in man.conf:

# If people ask for "man foo" and have "/dir/bin/foo" in their PATH
# and the docs are found in "/dir/man", then no mapping is required.

I don't remember (but I may be wrong) having commented out the  
offending line myself. I suspect it was done when installing the  
GhostScript i-Package, but I can't find any corresponding code in the  
setloginpath script from this i-Package.

Bruno Voisin

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