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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
Subject: Re: omitting redirecting man pages from compression
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 06:14:05 -0400
On Tuesday, September 21, 2010 05:26:36 James Cloos wrote:
> Ulrich Mueller writes:
> > If we take the second route, then maybe it should be a more general
> > solution, i.e. exclude all tiny files (man page or not) from
> > compression?
> 
> First, from a user’s perspective, not compressing small files is a good
> thing.  Man pages perhaps most of all, given makewhatis, et al.
> (Think of all the C₁₂ which won’t be un-sequestered quite so soon. ☺ ;^)
> 
> Ideally, there would be some way to configure, per filesystem and/or per
> directory, what constitutes a small file.  If the fs uses fixed-size
> blocks then anything already smaller than one block needn’t be compressed.
> OTOH, if the fs supports partial block file packing, then a smaller
> threshold may be better.

probably not a bad idea, but i'm going to attempt the other route and avoid 
the whole issue (automatically turn .so into symlinks).  feel free to pursue 
this in the related EAPI bug ;).
-mike
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