Re: our broken man package
> the problem with this is you end up with the catman files owned by
> whatever user reads whatever man page. personally as a sysadmin i
> don't want users gaining write permission to files in any more places
> under /var then there already is (ahem texmf). i am not certain if
> there is potential security threats to users being able to write bogus
> catman files, perhaps via groff tricks there is.
There could be a helper setuid program, man-cache-writer. man would call
this program and pipe it the catpage. man-cache-writer would just write it's
stding to the proper place. End of the problems.