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[Bug 527434] New: Proposal: drop catman caching
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  • Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 12:50:12 -0600
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http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=527434


Summary: Proposal: drop catman caching
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.2
Version: Factory
Platform: Other
OS/Version: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Enhancement
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Basesystem
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: andi-nbz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---


User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.0.12)
Gecko/2009071200 SUSE/3.0.12-0.1.2 Firefox/3.0.12


Enhancement request, simplification:

the man rpm creates an awful lot of inodes just for the caching
hierarchy. It also has cron jobs and all kind of other gunk to manage this.

% rpm -ql man | grep cache | wc -l
899

But I don't really see any advantage for caching manpages anymore,
groff is fast enough, there's basically no difference between
a regenerated manpage and a cached one in terms of user experience.

Maybe it made sense on a 386, but I don't think it does anymore.

So I would propose to drop the whole manpage caching machinery and
just always reformat based on the groff sources.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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