#6 man pages are bzip2 compressed


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 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

    • status: open --> closed-fixed
  • Douglas L. Baskins

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    Fixed in version 0.1.7 available from
    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:


    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,


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