[lsb-discuss] How to handle man pages in packages installed into /opt

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 08:27:55 PDT 2007


I am packaging printer drivers to be installed in /opt and to make them 
being found in the system I put symlinks into system directories (like 
/usr/share/ppd), or set environment variables (like $PATH).

Now I have a problem: Some drivers (like Gutenprint) have also some man 
pages for the command line printer maintenance tools. The man pages of 
Gutenprint get installed into the directories /opt/gutenprint/man/man?/ 
and there is no variable like $MANPATH and man does not search any 
directory recursively, as CUPS does with PPDs (one could set a directory 
symlink then). What is the easiest way to make these man pages visible 
for man on an LSB-compliant distro?


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