Fedora Core 3 Update: man-1.5o1-7
Posted on: 12/01/2004 07:33 AM

A man update has been released for Fedora Core 3

Fedora Update Notification

Product : Fedora Core 3
Name : man
Version : 1.5o1
Release : 7
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.

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.
* Tue Nov 09 2004 Adrian Havill havill@redhat.com 1.5o1-7

- 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)

This update can be downloaded from:

cdbb7937e1d679962d26c98a4e4d243e SRPMS/man-1.5o1-7.src.rpm
27eabf8711fb340a79d2fca3966ed591 x86_64/man-1.5o1-7.x86_64.rpm
06127c8eba5b9102dd3252a7a3092875 i386/man-1.5o1-7.i386.rpm
f80f545e5e226b305980a9f6eb37fa09 i386/debug/man-debuginfo-1.5o1-7.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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