Please prevent installing the whole man5 of the attr package.
|Reported by:||yuksiy||Owned by:|
This ticket has been re-posted revised my following post.
According to http://lists.linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/lfs-dev/2015-December/070629.html, man2 and man5 have already been removed in the upstream of the attr package.
However, in LFS 7.8 "6.21. Attr-2.4.47", while preventing installation of the whole man2 of the attr package in order to prevent overwriting already installed man2 of the man-pages package, attr.5 of the attr package overwrites already installed attr.5 of the man-pages package.
In addition, it's hard for LFS readers to judge whether this overwriting is intended or not, because there is no supplementary explanation about overwriting in this page.
Therefore, I suggest installation of the whole man5 of the attr package is prevented as well as the whole man2.
(As far as I have checked at present, man5 installed by the attr package is attr.5 only.)
If this suggestion is not acceptable, I think at least it would be better to add supplementary explanation that overwriting attr.5 is intended.
See also the following post and thread messages: