I’d like to echo the request for man pages to be installed. I’ve downloaded the build environment, and the necessary changes to have man pages installed amount to ~3 lines of code being changed in 2 files – I’d be happy to provide if needed…
I’ve pulled down git repository, and I’ve built my own OSMC, that DOES have the man pages installed (my changes make man-db and manpages the FIRST 2 deb packages that are installed after debootstrap when building the filesystem)…I’ve had absolutely NO issue with lack of space, or other issues with the system.
In this day in age, man pages consuming < 50 MiB of space on a 4 GiB flash drive amounts to a mere 1.25% of the space. This number goes down as one uses a 8 GiB, 16 GiB, 32 GiB flash drives, etc. The point is, the argument that you need to nuke the man pages to save space is no longer valid.
Thank you for OSMC. I think having the man pages installed would make it even better!