[erlang-bugs] Building docs for R13B-03 fails

Lars Thorsen <>
Mon Dec 21 10:08:20 CET 2009

Hi Sergei,
someone in the beginning of OTP history decided to place them there
and I don' remember why. I don't know if Erlang users expect them to be there
but they have at least got used to it :).

I think your suggestion is appropriate and we'll look at it
but I don't know if we change.

Regards Lars
Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

Sergei Golovan wrote:
> Hi again!
> And another issue with Erlang manpages:
> Erlang places manpages for its config files into section 4 and
> application descriptions into section 6. Though man manual says that
> section 4 is for "special files (usually found in /dev)" and section 6
> is for "games" (?!).
> I'd say that config files manpages are to be in section 5 "file
> formats and conventions" and applications - in section 7 (just don't
> fit any other section).
> Would it be too hard to move manpages across sections (This will
> require some minor changes to Erlang mode as well)? Or Erlang users
> expect them in sections 4 and 6, so they couldn't find them elsewhere?

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