Bug #1575

Cannot access pkg_add(1) in online man pages

Added by markus almost 5 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

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Description

(You may have noticed my earlier email; this is what I wanted to report
to begin with.)

I tried to look up the man page for pkg_add(1), but it doesn't work.
pkg_radd(1) on the other hand, does work.

http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/cgi/web-man?command=pkg_add&section=ANY

History

#1 Updated by corecode almost 5 years ago

Markus Peloquin wrote:
> (You may have noticed my earlier email; this is what I wanted to report
> to begin with.)
>
> I tried to look up the man page for pkg_add(1), but it doesn't work.
> pkg_radd(1) on the other hand, does work.

Yes, that's a bit unfortunate. The pkg_add man page comes from the
pkgsrc bootstrap and as such is not part of base. Maybe we can include
the pkgsrc bootstrap in the man pages? Cc: Justin

cheers
simon

#2 Updated by justin almost 5 years ago

On Thu, October 15, 2009 6:48 pm, Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
> Markus Peloquin wrote:
>>
>> I tried to look up the man page for pkg_add(1), but it doesn't work.
>> pkg_radd(1) on the other hand, does work.
>
> Yes, that's a bit unfortunate. The pkg_add man page comes from the
> pkgsrc bootstrap and as such is not part of base. Maybe we can include
> the pkgsrc bootstrap in the man pages? Cc: Justin

Actually, it's Sascha who has the man page generation working, so I'm
totally passing the buck on this.

#3 Updated by swildner almost 5 years ago

Markus Peloquin schrieb:
> (You may have noticed my earlier email; this is what I wanted to report
> to begin with.)
>
> I tried to look up the man page for pkg_add(1), but it doesn't work.
> pkg_radd(1) on the other hand, does work.
>
> http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/cgi/web-man?command=pkg_add&section=ANY

Well, pkg_add is not part of our base, while pkg_radd is.

However, I've added leaf's /usr/pkg/man to the online manpage's search
path. pkg_add and the other package tools' manpages are now found.

It's not an optimal solution, though, since leaf's packages are not
guaranteed to be the same (version wise) as those provided on the LiveCD
or LiveDVD.

Sascha

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