[Freedombox-discuss] Is there a list of executables that are on the DP, part of what's shipped?

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sat Jun 1 15:36:58 UTC 2013

Quoting Sandy Harris (2013-06-01 12:38:37)
> Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:
> > Quoting John Gilmore (2013-05-31 20:07:16)
> >> The reason that the compressed man pages are there is that each 
> >> installed Debian package includes its man pages ...
> >>
> >> The reason that the "man" command itself wasn't there is that 
> >> nobody had asked for it yet.  I'm sure it can be added to future 
> >> builds. (But, I note that adding it also drags in the Groff 
> >> text-processing package and the miscellaneous bsdmainutils package, 
> >> which use another megabyte of space in the image.)
> >
> > An alternative to adding a man reader is to strip manpages and other 
> > pieces irrelevant for a system not intended for CLI usage, e.g. 
> > using localepurge.
> Another alternative would be to run groff during the build and make 
> the formatted outputs available, as text or HTML. FreeS/WAN had code 
> to do that with HTML output, including making all the cross references 
> like ls(1) into links.

What use is an HTML representation of a manual page for a CLI tool, on a 
system not presenting a CLI to its users (only to its developers)?

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