Re: Uploaded man-db 2.3.10-61 (source i386) for unstable
- To: Christian Schwarz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Cc: email@example.com, Debian Development <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Uploaded man-db 2.3.10-61 (source i386) for unstable
- From: email@example.com
- Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 00:00:25 +0200
- Message-id: <19980303000025.03043@pongo>
- In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.96.980302214536.8557K-100000@monet>; from Christian Schwarz on Mon, Mar 02, 1998 at 09:47:45PM +0100
- References: <19980228005853.46489@pongo> <Pine.LNX.3.96.980302214536.8557K-100000@monet>
On Mon, Mar 02, 1998 at 09:47:45PM +0100, Christian Schwarz wrote:
> > > On Fri, 27 Feb 1998 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > >
> > > > * 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).
> > In fact what I needed was a solution thet could work also on bo, and I
> > know that none of those pagers is available in bo-unstable.
> I don't think we should care that much about bo-unstable here. After all,
> there is no official policy to have every program portable to bo-unstable.
> We should not accept `bad' solutions in our packages just to make them fit
> into bo-unstable.
> Therefore, I'd suggest you remove the "man-pager" hack again, and add an
> appropriate "Depends: base-files (>= xx.yy)" to the package, and just
> don't upload this to bo-unstable.
> Is this ok with you?
No, I have to care about bo-unstable.
A magazine went out with a "bo-on-the-edge" and using the newer man on a
fresh bo install is the perfect way to dive into the "pager" problem.
And I don't think that the Depends line would be correct, because man
doesn't depend on "more".
Anyway I don't think it is so much a "hack".
Pay attention: if, and only if, you don't have a "pager" installed (or
updated) man-db will register (using the correct procedure) more as his
pager; on a subsequent upgrade, if another pager has been installed or
upgraded, this pager won't be registered anymore.
This solution ensure that you'll have a "pager" always available,
avoiding the installation when is not needed.
The only annoyance would be an unclear message during prerm, but I will
drop it on next version.
I agree that I should have thought better before writing the comment in
the changelog ... my apologizes.
| email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
| Líder Minimo del Pluto - Debian Developer & Happy Debian User
| 6F7267F5 fingerprint 57 16 C4 ED C9 86 40 7B 1A 69 A1 66 EC FB D2 5E
> more than 33 months are needed to get rid of the millennium. [me]
TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS MAILING LIST: e-mail the word "unsubscribe" to
Trouble? e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .