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From: Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] omitting redirecting man pages from compression
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 10:58:04
Message-Id: 20100921110130.GA19355@nibiru.local
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] omitting redirecting man pages from compression by Peter Volkov
* Peter Volkov <pva@g.o> schrieb:
> ?? ??????, 19/09/2010 ?? 19:43 -0400, Mike Frysinger ??????????: > > many man pages exist merely as a redirect to another man page: > > $ xzcat /usr/share/man/man1/zcat.1.xz > > .so man1/gzip.1 > > > > compressing these tiny (always?) results in a larger file. that means we > > arent saving space, and we're adding overhead at runtime. > > Isn't it better to skip compression on all tiny files (not only man > pages)? In such case some other functions will need to be updated too > (e.g. ecompress --suffix)...
Maybe it would be even better to mount some compressing filesystem on /usr/share/man and /usr/share/info (or perhaps even the whole /usr/share ?), leave off the explicit compression at all and replace the link files by symlinks ? cu -- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Enrico Weigelt, metux IT service -- http://www.metux.de/ phone: +49 36207 519931 email: weigelt@×××××.de mobile: +49 151 27565287 icq: 210169427 skype: nekrad666 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Embedded-Linux / Portierung / Opensource-QM / Verteilte Systeme ----------------------------------------------------------------------