envPrepend and friends to recognize and/or deal appropriately with MANPATH-like variables
MANPATH and other variables such as
TEXINPUTS allow the specification of priority relative to the system paths by the addition of an extra leading, trailing or embedded colon. Is there some way that
envPrepend and friends could be made to deal with this either automatically or (via an appropriate option) manually? It is currently very difficult to set
MANPATH appropriately from within a UPS table file in a way that can deal with all possible forms of an existing
MANPATH (or not) without possibly losing access to system paths.
#3 Updated by Christopher Green about 4 years ago
Looks like that's a reasonable thing to do, and it works for git based on my tests. Is there a particular reason we don't do this for
man in the UPS package itself?
Lynn, there are quite a few products we can do this for -- we should update ssi-build directories where appropriate: see
find /products -type d -name man.