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[Savannah-hackers] submission of Database-driven manual pager suite - sa

From: cjwatson
Subject: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Database-driven manual pager suite -
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 12:29:55 -0400
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A package was submitted to
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Colin Watson <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
License: gpl
Other License: 
Package: Database-driven manual pager suite
System name: man-db
Type: non-GNU

man-db is a suite of software for viewing and managing traditional Unix manual 
pages. It was originally written in the early 1990s. It provides the following 

  man (the primary way of reading manual pages)
  apropos (search for text in manual page headers)
  whatis (print a short summary of a manual page)
  mandb (build a database of all installed manual pages)
  catman (format and store plain-text versions of manual pages)
  zsoelim (eliminate .so includes from manual pages)
  accessdb (dump a manual page database)
  lexgrog (check the validity of manual page headers)

The purpose of the project is to develop and maintain this suite, aiming for a 
maximum of usability and stability.

For historical reasons, there are two major free software implementations of 
man. This one is used by a number of GNU/Linux distributions, including Debian 
and SuSE, and by Debian GNU/Hurd.

man-db is currently hosted on SourceForge, but since I\'m increasingly 
uncomfortable with their attitude towards free software I would like to move it 
to Savannah.

The bug list for man-db is at:
Its (skeleton) web page is at:

You can download the latest distribution at:
and current CVS is here:
    (empty password, module man-db)

Other Software Required:
An nroff/troff implementation (GNU groff recommended)
Berkeley DB (tested with db2 and db3)

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