Fedora Core 2 Update: man-1.5o1-6
Posted on: 12/01/2004 07:35 AM

A man update has been released for Fedora Core 2

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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2004-444
2004-11-30
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Product : Fedora Core 2
Name : man
Version : 1.5o1
Release : 6
Summary : A set of documentation tools: man, apropos and whatis.
Description :
The man package includes three tools for finding information and/or documentation about your Linux system: man, apropos, and whatis. The man system formats and displays on-line manual pages about commands or functions on your system. Apropos searches the whatis database (containing short descriptions of system commands) for a string. Whatis searches its own database for a complete word.

The man package should be installed on your system because it is the primary way to find documentation on a Linux system.

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Update Information:

The big change for this release is that man finally correctly formats the width of the man page to the size of the terminal (or whatever the MANWIDTH environment variable is set to). Also, color in man pages (found in some third party man pages) may be disabled with the "-b" option or via a NOCOLOR directive on the configuration file.
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* Tue Nov 09 2004 Adrian Havill havill@redhat.com 1.5o1-6

- upgrade to 1.5o1: update patches, remove gencat iconv and posix page hacks as they're upstream fixed (#128691, #129882)
- don't pre-strip binaries prior to -debuginfo pkg
- nroff not called with -rLL=, -rLT= parameters which should contain value from get_line_width()/MANWIDTH (#80893)
- append ".color" request to groff output to control color/monochrome control via the new man "-b" switch (#120112)
- reverse iconv catmsgs for legacy enc support (#138199) Thanks to Andy Shevchenko
- update English man page: remove obsolete LESSCHARSET reference (#133521);
add -b switch and NOCOLOR conf directive
- "Welche Handbuchseite soll angezeigt werden?" (#135995)
- make makewhatis cronjob execute before logwatch (#64836)

* Wed Oct 13 2004 Adrian Havill havill@redhat.com 1.5m2-9

- make sure we touch Makefile timestamp so make doesn't get confused and think we haven't run configure
- replace russian messages (#134387) Thanks to Leonid Kanter

* Sun Aug 01 2004 Alan Cox alan@redhat.com

- Fix requirements (#126601)

* Tue Jun 15 2004 Elliot Lee sopwith@redhat.com

- rebuilt


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This update can be downloaded from:
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/2/

47d2a7ea267fe6cc3848e9c71cd6696f SRPMS/man-1.5o1-6.src.rpm
a61a0523ec8818e3b904cd9165daaae5 x86_64/man-1.5o1-6.x86_64.rpm
139b3b7d23f65b474fdc9d46ff90e3e3
x86_64/debug/man-debuginfo-1.5o1-6.x86_64.rpm
8d19868753289ecb92d11345627d368e i386/man-1.5o1-6.i386.rpm
1498e0b7f6a4d29e9ffea7a143f992b6 i386/debug/man-debuginfo-1.5o1-6.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.


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