Man pages compressed with bzip2

Loren M. Lang lorenl at
Thu Jun 2 22:56:26 GMT 2005

An application I am porting comes with it's manpages already formatted
and compressed with bzip2, though freebsd doesn't support bz2 manpages,
AFAIK.  But if it does, I don't think the ports framework can handle it
as there doesn't seem to be anyway to specify the compression format for
manpages.  What is the best solution to this?

Should I just write a post-build target that will decompress it and
recompress it as gz and just add bzip2 as a dependency or should I just
include a gzipped version in the files directory?

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