[arch-dev-public] replace man with man-db?

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Mon Dec 22 13:30:52 EST 2008

Am Montag 22 Dezember 2008 19:17:14 schrieb Andreas Radke:
> Am Mon, 22 Dec 2008 19:03:19 +0100
> schrieb Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net>:
> > > I'd like to stay with our man until we can't fix something.
> >
> > If we want to switch to man-db, note that we have to update the man
> > database after installing a package with manpages.
> > I'm not comfortable with updating every package in our repository with
> > such a command.
> That's a big disadvantage when true. But it could probably be covered
> with a feature in pacman checking for man- and info-files after each
> pkg installation. Sure it would have to be done by someone first.
> -Andy

Some generic hook method in pacman wouldnÄt be a bad idea here. We already 
have info-pages, mime-types and icons which need some post_install magic.


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