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Re: Uploaded man-db 2.3.10-61 (source i386) for unstable

On Fri, 27 Feb 1998 fpolacco@icenet.fi wrote:

> Format: 1.5
> Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 12:15:33 +0200
> Source: man-db
> Binary: man-db
> Architecture: source i386
> Version: 2.3.10-61
> Distribution: unstable
> Urgency: low
> Maintainer: Fabrizio Polacco <fpolacco@debian.org>
> Description: 
>  man-db     - Display the on-line manual.
> Changes: 
>  man-db (2.3.10-61) unstable; urgency=low
>  .
>    * man-db (2.3.10-61) unstable; urgency=low
>    * man-db (2.3.10-59bo61) bo-unstable; urgency=low
>  .
>    * Changed test in configure to fail if executed without a pager on a
>      Debian system.
>    * To avoid the error "pager: No such file" when a newer man is used
>      without upgrading any of the pagers in the system, I have added a
>      bogus pager "/usr/sbin/man-pager", which points to /bin/more,
>      installed through update-alternatives with a weight very light (1).
>      Probably the Right-Thing-To-Do (TM) is to add a VP "pager" and ask
>      all pager installing /usr/bin/pager to Provide: it (at least
>      util-linux). Later man-db could Depends: on it  :-)

I don't like this solution. The util-linux package is Essential and
installs `more', so this pager is always available. If you want to get
sure /usr/bin/pager is available, you could depend on the appropriate
version of the util-linux package.



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