Rich Freeman on 26 Dec 2010 13:08:10 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Is there a trick to install just the manpages out of a package?

On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 2:28 PM, JP Vossen <> wrote:
d) You could unzip them someplace else, then create an 'lman' (local man' alias or script to find and read the files.  Trivial, untested example: man -l -Tdvi /opt/man/man1/xterm.1.gz

I was just thinking - I would think that most distros would include /usr/local/man in their manpath, and this path should not be in conflict with the package manager, per FHS.

Hmm, looking at Gentoo, it seems that the local manpages are in /usr/local/share/man, which actually doesn't agree with FHS, though it seems like FHS is a bit odd in this respect since the non-local manpages are supposed to be in /usr/share/man.  Oh well...
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