Subject: Re: sanitising make(1) variable overrides
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
Date: 01/26/1999 09:52:27
Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I had diffs that caused X11 to install both; I'll try to dig them up. Along
> with auto-cat-from-man, it could install just unformatted, I'm sure....
"until you have to wait for N minutes on your vax, to get the manual
page you need Right Now." 8-)
It's generally better to have one person building a
snapshot/distribution build manual pages than N users, esp. if those
users are on Slow machines. (similar to the reason that if you get a
compression program that takes off even 5% of our distributions, that
can be useful and desirable.)
Chris Demetriou - email@example.com - http://www.netbsd.org/People/Pages/cgd.html
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.