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From: Jan Stary <hans@stare.cz>
To: discuss@mdocml.bsd.lv
Subject: Re: supporting bzip
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2017 08:47:02 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20170109074701.GA33762@www.stare.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20170109074249.GG4271@athene.usta.de>

On Jan 09 08:42:49, schwarze@usta.de wrote:
> > Is it because mdocml does not support bzip?
> Yes.  Neither does it support piping through external unpackers.
> > I don't know why any system would bzip it's manpages,
> > but apparently Gentoo does.
> Exactly.  It is completely stupid nowadays.  Just tell them to stop
> doing such nonsense and install uncompressed.
> Compressing that stuff just makes life harder for absolutely no benefit
> whatsoever.
> > Are there any plans to support bzip beside the ubuquituous gzip?
> > (I understand if you don't want that in your code.)
> No plans, and some opposition to trying.

Understood. I will try to persuade them to stop doing that.


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Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-01-09  6:54 Jan Stary
2017-01-09  7:42 ` Ingo Schwarze
2017-01-09  7:47   ` Jan Stary [this message]

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