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Re: RFH: manpages.debian.net outdated

On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 11:44:08AM +0100, Martin Zobel-Helas wrote:
> Does it need a local mirror (on disk) or is a mirror on the same network
> also suiteable?

The manpage-extractor, which extracts the manual pages from packages is
written with the supposition that you have a mirror in the local filesystem.
It could be modified (or a new script could be written) to download the
packages from an external mirror, but that is not currently an option.

On the other hand, you don't need a mirror with all the architectures, one
architecture (i386?) is sufficient to generate all the content. You will miss
manpages that might be architecture-specific but that is not a big deal IMHO.



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