Re: Another update on the undocument stuff
Erick Branderhorst writes ("Another update on the undocument stuff"):
> I would like to suggest another change as well. In the mini-Howto I
> found out about the source mechanism:
> 3) symbolic links pointing to the actual man page.
> 4) use groff's `source' mechanism provided by the `.so' macro.
> all man pages so that they can be displayed more quickly.) The third
> alternative has a slight drawback: if flexibility is a concern, you
> have to be aware that there are file systems that do not support
> symbolic links. The upshot of this is that the Best Thing (TM) is
> using groff's source mechanism.
This may be true for some systems. However, Debian will probably not
work at all on systems with no symlinks. A symlink is faster to
access, means that you don't have to invoke roff from a special
directory (man does this for you, usually), and is easier to maintain.
It's also likely to use less disk space.