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[Man-db-announce] man-db 2.6.0 released

From: Colin Watson
Subject: [Man-db-announce] man-db 2.6.0 released
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2011 17:41:30 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

I've released man-db 2.6.0.


man-db contains an implementation of the man command, which is the
primary way of examining the on-line help files (manual pages).  Other
utilities provided include the whatis and apropos commands for searching
the manual page database, the manpath utility for determining the manual
page search path, and the maintenance utilities mandb, catman and
zsoelim.  The package requires a troff installation, such as groff (GNU
troff) to format and display the manual pages.

About this release

Along with many bug fixes, this release adds support for searching the
full manpath when expanding .so directives in manual pages, so that '.so
name.1' works as well as '.so man1/name.1'; it adds basic support for
the implementation of nroff/troff in the Heirloom Documentation Tools;
and it changes the default less prompt to include "(press h for help or
q to quit)", to help novices find their way around.

As promised in the release notes for man-db 2.5.8, man-db no longer
ships its own copy of libpipeline (  You
must build and install that library separately.

For full details, please see the files NEWS and ChangeLog in the source


Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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