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Re: Manual pages

From: Vince Vielhaber <vev(at)michvhf(dot)com>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,PostgreSQL-documentation <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Manual pages
Date: 2002-11-30 00:38:15
Message-ID: Pine.BSF.4.44.0211291938040.64773-100000@paprika.michvhf.com (view raw or flat)
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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.

Solves that.

Vince.
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