[Nut-upsuser] puzzle, need magic incantation (man pages)

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Tue Dec 2 05:09:04 UTC 2014

On Monday 01 December 2014 20:43:37 Charles Lepple did opine
And Gene did reply:
> On Dec 1, 2014, at 9:43 AM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
> > FWIW, before I asked, I redid the nut ./configure --with-doc=auto,
> > then a make.  Then I step into the docs directory and do a sudo make
> > install, which it appears to do.  But no manpages were install
> > despite the command line echo showing that they were when I did the
> > sudo make install, but I am forced to go into the docs directory and
> > a man ./name-of-man-page to read it, and mode is only mentioned
> > briefly in the example line which shows mode=none. That is a 10-33
> > torr suckage.
> I think that other link I sent to the sample nut.conf has all of the
> possible values there - not sure what happened to those comments in
> your original file.
> > This I think can be alleviated by setting up the env variable
> > MANPATH, which is not apparently configured.  Export that and it
> > works.  So put it in my .bashrc
> > 
> > But since every other manpage on the system works without that env
> > setting of $MANPATH, showing
> > "/usr/local/ups/share/man:/usr/share/man" when queried now, why
> > should i have to do it for nuts man pages?  Boggles the mind.
> If you run "./configure" without passing, say,  "--prefix=/usr/local",
> it will default to "--prefix=/usr/local/ups" which has the advantage
> of putting everything in one directory. To clean up, you just delete
> /usr/local/ups. Cleaning up after a botched install to /usr/local is
> painful, either involving backups, or surgically removing files from
> bin/, sbin/, etc/, man/man?/, etc.

BTDT, not fun. 

Thanks Charles

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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