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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: man-1.5k-1


A new version of 'man' has been uploaded to a server near you. This
message contains very important information that you should read before
you upgrade.


********************************** WARNING ******************************
Everyone who downloaded my previous version man-1.5m2-1, please make sure
to remove /usr/share/misc/man.conf since it's broken and it would 
otherwise not be overwritten by the postinstall script.
********************************** WARNING ******************************

The following is from the package README:


Upgrade to the latest version man-1.5k-12.src.rpm found at 


This version includes almost all of the fixes found in the above rpm 
archive. Some of them are not relevant for cygwin.

More details about the individuell bugs can be found under the URL

where XXXXX represents the numeric bug id.


* Thu Oct 09 2003 Adrian Havill <> 1.5k-12
- force utf locale with jnroff (#105764)
- don't let awk in makewhatis scan files that aren't man pages (#105594)

* Wed Oct 01 2003 Adrian Havill <> 1.5k-11
- Use UTF-8 in makewhatis when searching for non-English versions of the
  phrase "NAME" in man pages
- add "-o" option to makewhatis to specify an alternate whatis db location

* Fri Aug 08 2003 Adrian Havill <> 1.5k-9
- cleaned up apropos script bugs (#97006)
- merged all apropos changes into one cleaner patch

* Thu May 22 2003 Jeremy Katz <> 1.5k-7
- fix build with gcc 3.3

* Mon Feb 10 2003 Adrian Havill <> 1.5k-6
- added patch for korean (#83934)

* Thu Feb 06 2003 Adrian Havill <> 1.5k-5
- removed bad argcat patch which made bogus grep queries (#82684)

* Mon Jan 13 2003 Adrian Havill <> 1.5k-2
- bump version from j to k
- adjust patches to reflect upstream integration

Cygwin specific changes:

 o added m and 8c to the default man sections list, cygwin has man pages
   in directories /usr/share/man/man8c and /usr/X11R6/man/manm
 o fixed italian man page
 o added /usr/X11R6/man:/usr/local/share/man:/usr/local/man to the default
   manpath in makewhatis
 o postinstall script adds symlinks from man to manpath for binary and
Additionally the following things have been changed since the interim 
version man-1.5m2-1:

 o The following two lines in man.conf

   NROFF		/usr/bin/nroff -c -mandoc
   PAGER		/usr/bin/less -isrR
   seem to fix the output of ESC sequences


Certain versions of the FHS recommend putting formatted versions of



The keyword FHS in man.conf will cause this behaviour and is now the default.
Explicitly given catdirs override. See comments in the man.conf file.

I would like to ask other package maintainers to remove /usr/.../share/catx
directories from their packages, as man.conf can be edited by the user and 
will not be overwritten by the next version of the man package.



To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up
the above mentioned package from the 'Doc' category.  This package includes 
the executable and all documentation.

Note that downloads from (aka aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.

These mirrors already got the package, the others will probably have 
the latest version of this package fairly soon:

In the US 

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