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-By default, man-db can be installed alongside Slackware's man package
-without conflict, as it installs its binaries and man pages into
-/opt/man-db. After installation, either log out and back in, or source
-/etc/profile.d/ in your shell (this adjusts $PATH so the man
-command from /opt/man-db will be found first).
-Alternately, man-db can be built as a replacement for Slackware's
-man package. To do this, set USR=yes in the script's environment,
-and "removepkg man" before installing man-db. No profile scripts are
-installed in this case.
-When installing man-db, the script may take several minutes to
-run. This is because it's indexing all the man pages on the system. Also,
-a cron job is installed in /etc/cron.daily, which adds newly-installed
-man pages to the database. The index speeds up searching via "man -k"
-or "apropos". The disadvantage is that newly-installed man pages won't
-be found in these searches until the database has been updated, so any
-time you install new man pages, you'll want to run "mandb" as root, or
-wait for cron to do it for you (if you don't do this, the new pages can
-still be displayed, they just won't be searchable). The indexing runs
-quickly once the initial database has been created, so the cron job or
-manual update shouldn't bring your system to its knees.
-The database is located in /var/cache/man, and on a full Slackware install
-will be approximately 5MB in size. During index creation, approximately
-10MB in /var is used. If you decide to removepkg man-db, you'll probably
-also want to get rid of its database with "rm -rf /var/cache/man". If
-the database gets corrupted somehow, it can be regenerated from scratch
-by running "mandb -c" or just reinstalling the man-db package.
-Although man-db supports caching formatted pages ("cat" pages), it's
-disabled in this build, to make man-db behave more like Slackware's man
-(which supports caching, but it's disabled). On modern (and even 10+
-year old) systems, the small amount of extra time it takes to format
-a man page every time it's viewed is probably not worth the headaches
-caused by stale cat pages.
-Unlike some distro packages of man-db, this build doesn't install man or
-mandb setuid. This prevents caching cat pages from working (see above),
-and prevents man from automatically adding new man pages to the database
-the first time a user views them (they will be indexed by the cron job,
-or by root manually running "mandb", if you're impatient).
-A word about i18n support: the whole reason I packaged man-db is because
-Slackware's man can't handle Japanese man pages, and I couldn't come
-up with a way to make them work after several hours of research and
-man.conf editing. With man-db, they Just Work, with LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8
-(now all I have to do is learn to read Japanese). In general, UTF-8
-locales are preferred for man-db, although non-UTF-8 is also supported.