Subject: man and info pages
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Blair M. Stilwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/12/2001 12:20:47
I noticed, as I installed NetBSD 1.5 on my Sun 4c with a tiny 240MB
/usr partition, that I was able to free up a good bit of space to
squeeze in more apps by gzipping many of the man and info pages. I
like the approach of NetBSD, which enables me to install a full blown
OS on a computer with only a 405MB hard disk. Would it make sense to
package the man and info files already gzipped in future releases? The
overhead of reading a gzipped man page, even on my 40MHz SPARC is
hardly noticable. Unless some architectures don't currently support
reading gzipped man and info pages, I feel it is worth considering.
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