[Pkg-scicomp-devel] Bug#557054: tulip-doc and libmesh-doc: error when trying to install together

Yann Dirson ydirson at altern.org
Fri Nov 20 20:14:10 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 01:29:36PM -0500, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> Hi,
> It seems that it would not be hard to resolve this by using
> /etc/alternatives to select between the four files in these two
> packages.  Here's what I propose (for postinst):
> update-alternatives --install /usr/share/man/man3/std.3.gz std.3.gz  /usr/share/man/man3/std_libmesh.3.gz 10 \
>   --slave /usr/share/man/man3/Point.3.gz Point.3.gz usr/share/man/man3/Point_libmesh.3.gz \
>   --slave /usr/share/man/man3/Sphere.3.gz Sphere.3.gz usr/share/man/man3/Sphere_libmesh.3.gz \
>   --slave /usr/share/man/man3/Triangle.3.gz Triangle.3.gz usr/share/man/man3/Triangle_libmesh.3.gz
> and you can change _libmesh to _tulip, and we both undo them in prerm.
> What do you think?

When I saw all these manpages generated upstream, my 1st thought was that they would be better suited asi
.3tulip section.  That way at the same time we avoid namespace clutter, and we retain the "man Point" that
may get suggested in other places (docs, forums, etc).

That's even something for which we could push patches to our respective upstreams.

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