man compression issue
S. Anthony Sequeira
tony at sequeira.com
Sat Sep 13 05:19:47 PDT 2003
On Sat, 13 Sep 2003 11:46:28 +0200, Olivier Pérès penned:
> > I did try your script, and it worked fine. BUT (there is always one)
> > the problems occur when you reinstall or upgrade a package, you then
> > have 2 copies of the man page, one compressed and one not. I decided
> > not to use this compression once I discovered what a pain it is
> > attempting to remove the old pages. I'm not sure whether your script
> > would handle the situation, but I didn't really want to find out.
> It does. Old pages are overwritten with the newly compressed ones,
> which is
> normally what you want, I think. Maybe the only potential problem is
> that if you also change the compression format at the same time, the old
> version will be kept. I hadn't thought of that.
Ah. Thanks. Looks like I jumped the gun. I will be using your script
for this laptop build I'm doing currently. The desktop has lots of disk
space, so I'll leave things as they are for now.
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