[lfs-support] Man Pages and Man-DB

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Mon Sep 23 11:16:48 PDT 2013

On Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 09:38:04PM -0400, Casey Daniels wrote:
> I think I know the answer, but searched a bit and couldn't find a direct 
> answer, but would there be any situation someone can think of where not 
> installing Man-Pages (6.8) and Man-DB (6.56) could cause problems?
> Looked through the dependices for the Base LFS system and didn't see any 
> issues, but I'm guessing there is some package somewhere that I'll ended 
> up wanting to install that requires it.  The system I'm making really 
> doesn't have any need for Man Pages since its a server that no one 
> really should be logged directly on it.
> Thank You
 AFAICS things should be fine without them.  For a server, the usual
reason to have them is probably to help with debugging the setup.
Many packages install a few man pages of their own, but that doesn't
mean you have to read them.

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