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0035969FPCDocumentationpublic2019-09-03 15:48
ReporterTrevor RoydhouseAssigned ToJonas Maebe 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Platform2018 Apple Mac miniOSmacOSOS Version10.14.6
Product Version3.0.4Product Build 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0035969: Incorrect man page installation location on OS X
DescriptionThe official FPC 3.0.4 macOS installer installs man pages into /usr/local/man/[man1|man5].

This is incorrect. man does not find them.

They should be installed into /usr/local/share/man/[man1|man5].

[Note: I used the 3.0.4 not 3.0.4a installer because the latter was not available at the time, but I doubt this issue has changed in the a version.]
Steps To ReproduceInstall FPC 3.0.4
Tagsinstaller, MacOS, OS X
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Michael Van Canneyt

2019-08-16 07:44

administrator   ~0117694

AFAIK you can configure man to look in /usr/local/man as well by editing /etc/manpaths.
But it would of course be better if the installer put them in a place where man looks by default.

Assigned to Jonas, he creates the macos installer.

Marco van de Voort

2019-09-03 15:48

manager   ~0117936

- amended title

Note that this is pretty normal for BSDs. Architecture independent files always go into share/

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-08-16 03:33 Trevor Roydhouse New Issue
2019-08-16 03:33 Trevor Roydhouse Status new => assigned
2019-08-16 03:33 Trevor Roydhouse Assigned To => Michael Van Canneyt
2019-08-16 03:35 Trevor Roydhouse Tag Attached: OS X
2019-08-16 03:35 Trevor Roydhouse Tag Attached: installer
2019-08-16 03:35 Trevor Roydhouse Tag Attached: MacOS
2019-08-16 07:41 Michael Van Canneyt Assigned To Michael Van Canneyt => Jonas Maebe
2019-08-16 07:44 Michael Van Canneyt Note Added: 0117694
2019-09-03 15:47 Marco van de Voort Summary Incorrect man page installation location => Incorrect man page installation location on OS X
2019-09-03 15:47 Marco van de Voort FPCTarget => -
2019-09-03 15:48 Marco van de Voort Note Added: 0117936