man compression issue

S. Anthony Sequeira tony at
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.
>     Olivier.

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.

Thank you.

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