Please review for Man-DB changes
dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Oct 25 00:18:13 PDT 2008
DJ Lucas wrote:
> Thank you again for the detailed critique, suggestions and examples.
> You've been a great help. I'll have another go at it using your text above.
OK, I think this is almost the final...
...I have a couple of questions:
I added a bit more (prematurely) in how Man-DB uses the table to figure
out which supported directories to search (at least I believe that is
how it works...trying to verify tomorrow morning), and then determining
the encoding by extension, or by table lookup. If incorrect, I've saved
the old text. Let me know, if you know the answer already.
I also might have overstepped my bounds a bit when I included the other
distributions mess and added "...and even worse yet, unreadable error
messages when a suitable manual page is not found." I know that you've
piped in on this before, but I'm unclear of the scope. Was this an LFS
only problem in that we didn't pass '+lang none' to Man's build? I
thought it would make a nice addition, but now I'm not so sure. If
inappropriate, not technically correct, or no longer valid, it will be
Also, I think the one line paragraph above the table can be removed
completely since the table is explained in the paragraph above that, but
I'm not sure.
Any additional comments or suggestions are again welcomed.
-- DJ Lucas
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