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[Man-db-announce] man-db 2.8.7 released

From: Colin Watson
Subject: [Man-db-announce] man-db 2.8.7 released
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 16:09:34 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

I've released man-db 2.8.7.


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


* Further workarounds for ESET File Security: allow sendmsg when it
  is in use.

* The seccomp sandbox now causes disallowed system calls to return
  EPERM rather than raising SIGSYS, in the hope of being less
  disruptive to preload hacks.

* Make seccomp sandbox allow getrandom, used by Hardened Malloc.

* man no longer saves cat pages if --no-hyphenation or
  --no-justification is used.

* Move decompression code out of libman.  This should really fix a
  link failure using the Darwin linker (unsuccessfully attempted in
  2.8.6), and possibly on other platforms too.

* Pass the database file name around in function parameters, rather
  than storing it in a global variable with an unresolved symbol
  from libmandb.  Like the previous item, this fixes a link failure
  using the Darwin linker, and possibly on other platforms too.

* Return database entries in sorted order when using NDBM.  (This is
  based on a similar fix to the GDBM backend in man-db 2.4.2.)


* Recognise Esperanto, Tamil, and Ukrainian translations of the NAME

For full details, please see the ChangeLog file in the source


Colin Watson                                       [address@hidden]

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