[arch-dev-public] [signoff] man-db 2.5.3-2 replacing man

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 16:00:35 EST 2009

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 3:41 PM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 9:13 PM, Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:57 AM, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:
>>> Am Thu, 19 Feb 2009 07:27:01 -0600
>>> schrieb Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com>:
>>>> Don't Andy's and Jan's words here contradict with regard to creating
>>>> a man user?
>>>> -Dan
>>> This was my mistake. I had cp'ed the install file from the community
>>> pkg and missed make my changes before the commit.
>>> So a -2 pkg is now up for signoff. I removed the unwanted man user
>>> creation. Added a msg for anybody upgrading from 2.5.3-1 and earlier to
>>> remove the user and change permission on the db dir. The cronjob runs in
>>> quiet mode now. Added a backup array for its config file. Now it should
>>> be ready to move.
>>> Anything else to improve?
>>> -Andy
>> I haven't tried the -2 pkg yet , but I noticed that with man-db I
>> don't have coloured man pages anymore when using 'less' as the pager.
>> To get coloured man pages, I need to use 'most' as pager.
>> Is there anyone else who has this problem? It might be caused by a
>> lack of a feature in man-db (I can't see why it would be the case) or
>> a config issue. I haven't spent much time looking it up as it's a
>> minor thing and works with 'most' although I would prefer 'less'.
>> Eric
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/9130#comment31955
> If man-db becomes the default man reader, should we use most as the
> default pager, or export GROFF_NO_SGR=1 by default?

I would be better to export GROFF_NO_SGR=1 by default.  'most' is in
extra so I guess we'll need to move it to core if it's the default
pager. Most people probably use 'less' as we already have it in core.

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