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[Man-db-announce] man-db 2.10.2

From: Colin Watson
Subject: [Man-db-announce] man-db 2.10.2
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 18:53:09 +0000

I've released man-db 2.10.2.


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


 * Regenerating man-db's build system now explicitly requires Automake >=
   1.14.  (This was already the case since at least man-db 2.10.0, but was
   previously undocumented.)


 * Make `man -H` sleep for a few seconds after starting the browser, since
   it may background itself before loading files (Dr. Werner Fink).
 * If an override directory is configured using `--with-override-dir`, it is
   now applied more consistently when building the manpath, and whether a
   page was found in an override directory is considered when sorting
   candidates for display (Mihail Konev).


 * Make the man-db manual build reproducible.
 * Add some hardening options to the `systemd` service.
 * `configure` now has a `--with-snapdir` option, for use on systems where
   `snapd` is configured to use a directory other than `/snap`.

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


Colin Watson (he/him)                              []

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