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

On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 04:03:57PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> 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.

Since liblzmaX exists, would it be a simple matter of using it in order
to make mandb handle such compressed man pages without having to fork?


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