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JDK-6406136 : java man pages should be available on the default MANPATH

Details
Type:
Enhancement
Submit Date:
2006-03-29
Status:
Open
Updated Date:
2013-06-06
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
Component:
install
OS:
solaris,linux
Sub-Component:
install
CPU:
x86,generic
Priority:
P2
Resolution:
Unresolved
Affected Versions:
solaris,6
Targeted Versions:
7-pool

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Description
It has often been discussed that the man pages for Java SE should be available
without altering MANPATH.  This is also mentioned in 4680244 which is kinda a
catch all set of linux integration comments.

#6211006 (Default Java on Linux) defines a set of java utilities (java, javaw, javac,
javaws, ...) which should be available on the default executable PATH.  The *exact*
same set of utilities should be available on the default MANPATH.

This is both a Linux and Solaris issue (there isn't an operating system selection for
"unix" and two SRs isn't helpful).

                                    

Comments
SUGGESTED FIX

As part of Linux RPM and Solaris Package installation, create symbolic links from
the appropriate man directories, throught the default selector (defined in 6211006)
to the man pages.  Do not relocate/copy the man pages as this will not work when
multiple instances are installed.
                                     
2006-03-29
EVALUATION

As per suggested fix.
                                     
2006-03-30



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