dds at aueb.gr
Tue Apr 26 11:43:53 PDT 2005
Emanuel Strobl wrote:
> I'm using NO_CXX in my make.conf to strip down the base system to ~50MB
> including man pages. The only problem is that groff is missing if I don't
> build c++, and even if I build groff itself and the needed libstdc++ it costs
> me about 10MB. If I just skip NO_CXX it's only 500k more, so I moved my
> patches to /dev/null.
> Does anybody know any alternative for the groff part to view man pages simply
> with the man command? It's horrible that the filter needs more space than all
> the manpages itself!
Have you considered preformatting the manual pages on the development
system, and copying over the pages into /usr/share/man/cat* of the
> And of course, even if I decide to leave system man pages outside the flash
> card I still may want to read man pages of installed packages (which is
> another mountpoint on my installation, so there may be no space limit,
> depending on the card and additional drives)
Again, it appears your shrinked-down system has access to a more
powerful machine. You could modify man to run groff on the remote machine.
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