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Bug#538022: PAGER as a pipeline

On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 06:21:02PM +0100, Holger Levsen wrote:
> why did you reassign 538022 to general? From reading "If we want to extend 
> PAGER in general, then I'm willing to revisit this." in  
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=149;bug=538022 I understand 
> you want the projects opinion on whether man should implement this? If I got 
> that correctly, I think  the bug should be reassigned to man - and the 
> project can still discuss this.
> Else, please explain what's the general bug to track here.

The general bug is that not even sensible-pager implements $PAGER as a
pipeline, and thus it seems to me that we systemically don't support
this facility. If we want to support that, we're talking about changes
to more than just man-db; I expect there are packages other than
sensible-utils and man-db that have problems.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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