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

Wichmann, Mats D mats.d.wichmann at intel.com
Mon Apr 9 07:01:32 PDT 2007

lsb-discuss-bounces at lists.freestandards.org wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?

Just so somebody has answered:

the theory was to add a MANPATH addition in an /etc/profile.d script.

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