[Fedora-packaging] .gz suffix of compressed man pages in spec files

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Sun Oct 18 15:46:39 UTC 2009

On 10/18/2009 05:09 PM, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 01:50:20PM +0200, Martin Gieseking wrote:
>> So my question is: Is it up to the packager to either use
>> %{_mandir}/man1/foo.1.gz or %{_mandir}/man1/foo.1*?

Formally, yes, it's up to the packager.

>> I couldn't find any
>> recommendation on this in the Fedora guidelines.
> IMO, * should be used so that if/when we change to bzip2 or xz or
> some other compression method you won't have to update spec files.
Agreed. *.specs which use *.gz will break, should Fedora switch to a 
different compression.

... other distros did so many years, ago.


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