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

From: Jaime E . Villate
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Database-driven manual pager suite -
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 12:48:37 +0100
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Hi Colin,
Your project has been approved in Savannah and you should have received a
message notifying you of that.
Please correct the licensing of man-db:

There should be correct copyright notices and copying permission
statements at the beginning of every source-code file, as
explained in


On Sat, Sep 14, 2002 at 12:29:55PM -0400, address@hidden wrote:
> A package was submitted to
> This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
> 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
> Description:
> 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 commands:
>   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:
>   :pserver:address@hidden:/cvsroot/man-db
>     (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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