Man pages compressed with bzip2

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri Jun 3 18:22:08 GMT 2005

On Fri, Jun 03, 2005 at 02:38:24PM +0200, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Loren M. Lang wrote:
> > 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
> I'd do just that: recompress. gzip decompresses much faster, so .bz2 man
> pages may become an annoyance on slower machines.


> > and just add bzip2 as a dependency or should I just
> A build dependency.

I don't think this is necessary, because all supported versions of
FreeBSD contain bzip.

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