[arch-dev-public] Updating 'man'

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 15:53:10 EST 2008

2008/1/24, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>:
> 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

Status on man/bash/filesysem update?
Users are starting asking why man doesn't work for them more frequently.

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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