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Re: /usr/share/doc/ files and gzip/xz/no compression

On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 08:30:24PM +0100, Darren Salt wrote:
> It's worth mentioning that man-db has had xz support since March last year
> (upstream). This is available in testing.

Although I'd also like to mention that I expect that it would take
rather longer for mandb to process /usr/share/man if all of the manual
pages there were xz-compressed rather than gzipped, as it would have to
exec an external command for every page rather than using a library.  I
support xz-compressed pages because you sent me a reasonable patch and
it might occasionally help somebody, but I don't recommend it for global
use in Debian.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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