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Re: [PATCH] profiles: Generate database file for manpages

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: [PATCH] profiles: Generate database file for manpages
Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:32:29 -0700
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Hi Ludovic!

address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> Maxim Cournoyer <address@hidden> skribis:
>> From b6aff9b364f09e77e07109578128f3be383231e0 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
>> From: Maxim Cournoyer <address@hidden>
>> Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:25:21 -0700
>> Subject: [PATCH] profiles: Generate database file for manpages
>> MIME-Version: 1.0
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
>> The mandb database file (index.db) is used by the "apropos" (whatis) or
>> "man -k" commands. This change introduces a profile hook to generate
>> such database file.
>> Co-authored by Ludovic Courtès
>> * guix/profiles.scm (manual-database): New procedure.
>> (%default-profile-hooks): Add it.
> Finally applied as a0b87ef8ec7735aa42cf35d380e9cff04f3236f3!  \o/
> I added a ‘format’ call in the hook itself so that people understand
> what’s going on if it takes too long, and tweaked the commit log.
> While at it, I added in commit 31f1f593fb835978085566e50d3d8c576d55fe99
> a section on searching for and reading Info and man documentation.
> Something that may be obvious for some of us but less so for other
> (notably younger) users.  Feel free to extend it!

Thanks for your collaboration on this! I think the Documentation section
you added be of  great help to Guix newcomers; I reviewed it and it
looks great!

> Thanks,
> Ludo’.



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