Uploaded man-db 184.108.40.206-5 (sparc) to ftp-master
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Date: Sat, 5 May 2001 00:19:00 +0100
Maintainer: Debian/SPARC Build Daemon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Changed-By: Colin Watson <email@example.com>
man-db - Display the on-line manual.
Closes: 5360 94642
man-db (220.127.116.11-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Formally took over upstream maintenance. No release yet, but updated
debian/copyright with new location of upstream source (and also Wilf's
distribution site for old sources).
* Generate man-db-manual.txt from man-db-manual.html at build time using
html2text, rather than including it in the diff. (The next upstream
release will have both generated from the original nroff source.)
* Don't run configure in the clean rule, and ignore errors due to not
finding the makefile. In normal autobuilds it just wastes time.
* Bumped database format version to 2.3.2. This really should have been
done a long time ago.
* If database information is found to be in an old format, then ignore it
and use the filesystem instead. mandb will fix it up when it's run, as
it is in the postinst (although this may well become optional soon).
* Explicitly close the database if the version number is wrong, so that
the above works.
* Lower warnings about wrong version numbers to debugging messages.
* All hail debootstrap for making the testing above so painless!
* Taught lexgrog how to detect grap and vgrind. Preprocessor lines (with
'\", see man(1)) are no longer strictly necessary for these. It's still
good practice to declare what preprocessors your man page needs if it
uses any - even tbl - for compatibility with older versions of man.
* History updates for the man pages.
* Made accessdb check for /var/cache/man in preference to /var/catman, and
updated the man page accordingly. (Incidentally, I'd have preferred it
if the Japanese translator hadn't improvised text that wasn't in the
English version, as now I don't know how to update it to keep up with
this change. Please don't do this in future.)
* Fixed the --test option to mandb (it really doesn't alter existing
databases now), and documented it. It should be almost feasible to use
it for lintian checks now, if need be (closes: #5360).
* Generate a warning if displaying a page requires going through a whatis
reference with no link in the filesystem. Supporting this is necessarily
a major performance hog; see policy bug #94995 for more information.
* Removed code preventing symlinks outside a mantree from working. I can't
see how it's a security problem, and in some situations (e.g. stow) such
symlinks are useful (closes: #94642).
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