[arch-dev-public] [signoff] man-pages 3.20 / man-db 2.5.5

Andreas Radke a.radke at arcor.de
Wed Apr 8 17:32:52 EDT 2009

- upstream man-pages update; drop man0p/man1p/man3p directories from
  posix pages; posix pages get moved now into man0/man1/man3

- upstream update man-db 2.5.5, see changes below, added post release
  upstream change to support man0 section for posix pages

fixes http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/13734 (requires users to adopt the
change in /etc/man_db.conf)

please signoff


man-db 2.5.5 changes:

I've released man-db 2.5.5.


man-db contains an implementation of the man command, which is the
primary way of examining the on-line help files (manual pages). Other
utilities provided include the whatis and apropos commands for searching
the manual page database, the manpath utility for determining the manual
page search path, and the maintenance utilities mandb, catman and
zsoelim. The package requires a troff installation, such as groff (GNU
troff) to format and display the manual pages.

About this release

This is a quick bug-fix release to correct handling of non-default
encodings specified in manual pages' preprocessor lines, and to correct
an uninitialised variable noticed by Dustin Marquess that could lead to
excessive memory allocation and possible crashes. Changes relative to
2.5.4 are otherwise minimal.

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