The man pages are not in the manpath in Panther for the Gentoo Mac OS X 2004-07-26 installer. To allow manpath to find them:
Change the PATH entry added to /etc/profile during the install from "/usr/lib/portage/bin/" to "/usr/lib/portage/bin" (remove the trailing slash). The trailing slash throws manpath off in Panther when it's looking for man pages based on PATH entries.
Move or symlink the manpages in /usr/lib/portage/man to "man1" and "man5" subdirectories as appropriate.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try "man emerge"
Emerge man page not found.
Displayed man page for emerge.
portage installs man pages to /usr/share/man/man?/
if something is different with OS X, that's an OS X bug, not a portage bug
emerging portage with -collision-protect installs manpages to /usr/share/man/man?.
(Probably we better remove /usr/lib/portage/man from the next Gentoo for Mac OS X installer)
Thnxs for the input, we hope to have this fixed in the next installer.
Fixed in the latest installer.
Closing out bugs that've been resolved for a while now...