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Re: bin/45980: Manual file indexing no longer supports compressed manual pages
The following reply was made to PR bin/45980; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Jukka Ruohonen <jruohonen%iki.fi@localhost>
To: Matthias Scheler <tron%zhadum.org.uk@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/45980: Manual file indexing no longer supports compressed
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 16:16:24 +0200
On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 02:10:03PM +0000, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> I've looked at "makemandb" and I have to disagree unfortunately.
> It is basically only designed to parse well structured manual pages.
> "makewhatis" had the same problem a long time ago and I fixed it
> in the course of two years by seriously enhancing the parser.
> Somebody would have to port all that code to "makemandb".
I may be slightly wrong (we should ask joerg@ or Upadhyay), but partially
the power of the new tools stems from the existence of .Nm etc. (filtering,
ranking algorithms, etc.). Given that now we have actual free form full text
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