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From: Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@...>
Subject: Re: omitting redirecting man pages from compression
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 13:01:30 +0200
* 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 ?


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-- Mike Frysinger
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