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[Man-db-announce] man-db 2.6.4 released

From: Colin Watson
Subject: [Man-db-announce] man-db 2.6.4 released
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 23:12:00 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

I've released man-db 2.6.4.


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

This release fixes build errors with Automake 1.13.

man-db 2.6.0 arranged to search the full manpath when expanding .so
directives in manual pages (so that ".so name.1" works as well as ".so
man1/name.1"), but this incorrectly did not take effect for manual pages
that consist only of a .so directive.  This is now fixed.  Thanks to
Peter Schiffer.

The MANLESS environment variable is now treated as if it were a default
value for the -r option to man: occurrences of the text "$MAN_PN" are
expanded, and explicitly using the -r option overrides the default.

MANPATH entries now undergo glob(7)-style wildcard expansion, allowing
entries such as "/opt/*/man".  Thanks to Peter Schiffer.

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


Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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