#6 man pages are bzip2 compressed

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nobody
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2004-06-06
2002-09-06
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The manpages are compressed with bzip2 and not gzip.
My Debian testing system's man does not understand
bzip2, but does understand gzip.

Please consider using gzip for compressing man pages:
the savings in space are not really that significant
and libz is probably the baseline for compression libs;
for now at least.

The attached diff to the top-level Makefile does this.

Alex

Discussion

  • Alex Tsariounov

    Alex Tsariounov - 2002-09-06

    patch for Makefile in top-level directory

     
  • Mikhail Zabaluev

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    The build process itself probably shouldn't compress
    manpages at all; that's a job for package creators and a
    matter of their packaging policies. RPM build subsystem does
    this in most distributions; some even adapt the compression
    algorithm for better efficiency.

     
  • Douglas L. Baskins

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  • Douglas L. Baskins

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    Fixed in version 0.1.7 available from
    <http://judy.sourceforge.net/downloads>
    bzip2 was changed to gzip. This is easily changed in the files under
    make_includes/product*. Would appreciate comments how to package
    Judy for Debian.

     
  • Alex Tsariounov

    Alex Tsariounov - 2004-06-07

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    Hi Doug,

    Thanks for taking care of that. As for debian, you can look
    at the debain packaged older version of Judy here:

    http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?keywords=judy&searchon=names&subword=1&version=all&release=all

    IMHO, this was not the best packaging since the library was
    named "libjudydebian0" (I don't know what 'debian' has to do
    with anything in the library's name); and the make process,
    although converted to automake, did a lot of
    copying/creating new source files automatically--- and I
    just hate that! It can be done better. The Debian packages
    are orphaned currently (i.e., no active debian maintainer).

    Best Regards,
    Alex

     

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