[tex-live] manpage warning for updma.cfg.5

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Mar 12 01:25:07 CET 2012

On 2012-03-11 at 16:55:31 -0700, Karl Berry wrote:

 >     tetex/updamp.cfg.5 has a line start with "...".
 > I just changed the text to use parentheses.  This was an unconventional
 > way to use ellipses anyway.  Also changed some of the Debian-specific
 > stuff.  (Hope that's ok, Hilmar.)
 > The actual content needs updating too.  I'd rather see this file be
 > replaced with something that just says "see the updmap man page", which
 > needs to explain everything anyway.

An alternative to pointing people to another manpage verbally is to
use the groff .so macro.  It's comparable to TeX's \input and we are
using it in the man/man1/*-sys.1 files already.

The content of texmf/doc/man/man1/updmap-sys.1 is

  .so man1/updmap.1

It saves people a few keystrokes.


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