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Re: Attn gawk and man-db maintainers: 3am pages shadowing 3p

On Oct 22 12:03, Warren Young wrote:
> Several gawk module manual pages (fnmatch, fork, readdir, and
> time(3am)) currently shadow pages of the same name in section 3p,
> owned by man-pages-posix.  These are currently dumped into the generic
> man3 directory, which causes them to take precedence over 3p because
> of this line in /etc/man_db.conf:
>   SECTION     1 1p 8 2 3 3p 4 5 6 7 9 0p n
> This causes âman readdirâ to return the gawk page, not the POSIX page,
> as the user almost certainly intended.
> To fix this, the man_db maintainer should add a 3am after 3p here, and
> the gawk maintainer should install the pages into the man3am
> directory.
> Alternately, 3p could move in front of 3, since itâs more specific.
> (You could say that man3p subclasses man3.)

Yaakov, how do we go about that?  I'm open to all suggestions, including
dropping gawk and man-db from the distro ;)


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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