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Create EX_*.3 manual page links to sysexits.3
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Authored by 0mp on Mar 30 2020, 5:08 PM.

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bcr
ngie
emaste
Summary
Create EX_*.3 manual page links to sysexits.3
Test Plan
export DESTDIR=/tmp/test1234
mkdir -p $DESTDIR

make hierarchy DESTDIR=$DESTDIR
cd share/man/man3
make build
make install DESTDIR=$DESTDIR

# Check /tmp/test1234

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rS FreeBSD src repository
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Build Status
Buildable 30187
Build 27980: arc lint + arc unit

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I'm looking for a review of 1 thing, really: is it beneficial to actually create those MLINKS.

After a quick chat with some other developers it looks like we would actually want to deprecate sysexits.

In D24224#533296, @0mp wrote:

After a quick chat with some other developers it looks like we would actually want to deprecate sysexits.

Thank you very much for taking the charge in cleaning up manpages, etc!

FWIW, I don't think it would be a good idea to document individual error codes. We don't have manpage links for EINVAL.2, etc, to errno(2).

As long as we're consistent with POSIX's documentation, I believe we're ok with the status quo, which is leaving the individual error codes documented only in sysexits(3).