Man-pages in snaps

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Wed Jun 8 20:32:24 UTC 2016

Am Donnerstag, den 09.06.2016, 05:29 +0900 schrieb Mark Shuttleworth:
> On 09/06/16 04:51, Jamie Strandboge wrote:
> > 
> > Once man is in the os snap, this would be comfortable for users
> > indeed.
> > 
> > I do think it worth noting that this would allow untrusted input
> > (the man page)
> > to be fed into an unconfined process ('/usr/bin/man' from the
> > user's shell)
> Why not require "snap install man" ?

that would be much better than wasting space for all the deps that man
pulls into the core snap. (we currently explicitly remove all
documentation and its tools from the snap, only leaving the copyright
files in /usr/share/doc)

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