On Sat, 30 Nov 2002, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Vince Vielhaber writes:
> > That's interesting 'cuze I'm not generating them. I seem to recall the
> > decision to drop the man pages in either late vedr 6.x or early 7.0. I
> > didn't know they were still happening. In any case we should find out
> > how they're getting into /dev/doc and change that rather than just moving
> > a file that could end up in the same place again.
> The man pages are contained in the postgresql-*.tar.gz tarball, the same
> way they have been for many releases. I generate them nowadays and upload
> them from time to time so that the release building process can pick them
> up. There isn't a strong reason that they are made available on the ftp
> site, except that it has always been that way and possibly so that people
> could download them during the development cycle, in the same way they can
> download the HTML version of the documentation. But there isn't any
> reason why they have to be copied elsewhere because anyone who downloads
> PostgreSQL already has them and using them separately is not supported.
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