man-db 188.8.131.52-1 / libpipeline 1.2.0-1
New man-db release requires now external libpipeline. See
Please give signoffs. Funny FS#22866 is not yet fixed. I've sent Colin
an-db 184.108.40.206 (10 April 2011)
Major changes since man-db 2.6.0:
o Ensure that the target of a symlink or .so chain is always
recorded as a real page.
o Read a user-specified configuration file even if HOME is
man-db 2.6.0 (9 April 2011)
Major changes since man-db 2.5.9:
o Fix build with versions of GNU ld that default to
o Fix failure to display manual pages in some encodings when
o Wrap long table cells in man(1), fixing test failures with
o If an explicit section is passed to man, then pages that match
that section exactly will be preferred over pages that only
have that section as a prefix.
o Fix a segfault when 'man -K' tries to display certain pages.
o Fix a segfault in some situations when processes are killed by
SIGHUP, SIGINT, or SIGTERM.
o As promised in the release notes for man-db 2.5.8, man-db no
longer ships its own copy of libpipeline
(http://libpipeline.nongnu.org/). You must build and install
that library separately.
o Search the full manpath when expanding .so directives in
manual pages. As part of this, '.so name.1' should now work as
well as '.so man1/name.1'.
o lexgrog handles roff named glyphs and perldoc strings in NAME
o man no longer starts a pager if standard output is not a tty.
o The -s option to whatis and apropos now takes a colon- or
comma-separated list of sections, similar to 'man -S'.
o mandb error output is neater when stderr is not a terminal.
o Add basic support for the implementation of nroff/troff in the
Heirloom Documentation Tools. Title lengths are not properly
set as yet, and many features are untested.
o mandb removes cat* and NLS subdirectories of cat directories
whose corresponding man directories no longer exist.
o mandb forces SIGPIPE back to its default disposition on
startup, to avoid noisy output in case it was started in a
context where SIGPIPE was ignored.
o SECTION entries in a user configuration file now override
those in the system configuration file, rather than appending
o The default less prompt now includes "(press h for help or q
to quit)" to help novices find their way around.
o man-db may now be built to use Berkeley DB version 5