May 26, 2018

Section 3 manpages for OpenGL: gl, glx, glu, gle, glut

This port installs section 3 manpages for the OpenGL 3d graphics API so that they are directly accessable from the man1 command. Especially useful for the graphics/Mesa port/package.

Included OpenGL related libraries gl, glx, glu, gle, glut.

gl, glx and glu are taken from They carried no version information. Stored in the same directory at the time I grabbed them was the OpenGL spec 1.2.1, which may or may not indicate the state of the manpages. -/

The gl, glx and glu manpages are unusable when just unpacking them. I repackaged them so that

  • the file name actually is the name of the function, including gl… etc prefixes and respecting case.
  • all filenames end in *.3
  • hard links are created so that the man command works for all functions in a manpage, not just the first one.

gle and glut are taken from the glut-3.7 distribution where the Webpage says it is beta, but the distfile name does not. These are unchanged, but there are currently no hardlinks to secondary functions names.