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Bug#264589: www.debian.org: Online manpages, preferably linked by package?

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 09:00:03AM +0200, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
> There seems to be quite a number of MAN cgi implementations [1] so maybe
> it's best to base a new interface and adapting it taking into account our
> needs (show indexes of manpages based on package) and our issues (some
> packages have manpage conflicts). I have not made a deep revision but this
> one seems to be the one most people fork from:
> http://www.softlab.ntua.gr/~christia/man-cgi.html (quite simple, just a
> little bit of sed/awk)
> The only problem with the above script it that it assumes you are running 
> it in a system which has all the manpages, it might need to be adapted 
> (like NetBSD did) so that it can handle multiple different manpages 
> collections (NetBSD's provides a mechanism to search by architecture and 

Thanks for the links, will investigate the existing solutions.
>From what I can tell, there may be quickly the point where it
simpler to make an own solution as to adapt programs like apropos
to fit our needs. (Interesting enough that the tarball with all man
pages for *BSD is about 5 MB in size, I assume they only take their base
systems? I have 230 MB here for Debian i386+all [though this number will
not grow much since I save all identical man pages only once, so the other
arches will not add much)

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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