Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at over-yonder.net
Fri Nov 2 14:22:52 PDT 2007

On Fri, Nov 02, 2007 at 11:28:43AM +0000 I heard the voice of
Alex Zbyslaw, and lo! it spake thus:
> In addition, considering an *option* to simply not have cat-ed
> manual pages (for people with machines fast enough to just not care,
> or who have machines where you just don't read man pages often
> enough to care) does not seem out of order.

Actually, that's already happening much of the time.  Rev 1.33 of
src/gnu/usr.bin/man/man/Makefile (2001/01/15, in RELENG_5 and newer)
turned off making man setuid by default, so it'll only make catpages
when run as root anyway.

Me, I solve it for base system manpages by having /usr mounted
read-only.   8-}

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at over-yonder.net
Systems/Network Administrator |  http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/
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