[arch-dev-public] Updating 'man'

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 11:42:49 EST 2008

On Jan 24, 2008 7:09 AM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 24, 2008 1:12 AM, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:
> > Is there any certain reason why we don't stick with the /etc/man.conf
> > file for all man related configuration? Why do we abuse /etc/profile for
> > man's settings? We make it more complicated for non bash users that way.
> What? Isn't that the direction we are heading? We are *getting rid of*
> things like LESSCHARSET and MANPATH, not adding them.

This is correct. The new /etc/profile explicitly UNSETS the variables
that would affect man and the supported pagers. Dan is correct here.
We are moving towards full man.conf usage

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