[pacman-dev] uncompressed man pages

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 18:47:49 EDT 2008

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 5:19 PM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>  the tidy_install makepkg function is composed of 5 parts :
>  1) Removing info/doc controlled by docs option
>  2) compressing man pages
>  3) stripping debugging symbols controlled by strip
>  4) removing libtool controlled by libtool
>  5) removing empty directories controlled by emptydirs
>  So as you can see, all steps can be enabled / disabled with an option except
>  step 2)
>  It turns out it would be useful to control that too. For example, the zsh
>  package has a special zshall man page that includes all others, but this only
>  works with uncompressed man page. Working around this automatic makepkg
>  compression is really awful and ugly :
>  http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/4580
>  So would it be acceptable to add a "compress" option or something?

+1 from me when you put it this way. Throw it in the right array, make
the default compress, and off we go.


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