[LFS Trac] #2148: Man-DB-2.5.1

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Thu Mar 6 13:32:51 PST 2008


#2148: Man-DB-2.5.1
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 Reporter:  LydianKnight  |        Owner:  lfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  task          |       Status:  closed                       
 Priority:  normal        |    Milestone:                               
Component:  Book          |      Version:  SVN                          
 Severity:  normal        |   Resolution:  fixed                        
 Keywords:                |  
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Changes (by alexander at linuxfromscratch.org):

  * milestone:  7.0 =>

Comment:

 Manual pages are expected to be in UTF-8 only if they are in the directory
 of the form /usr/share/man/*.UTF_8/man*/. The only news here is that this
 directory is searched even in non-UTF-8 locales.

 So man-db's manual pages should be either converted to non-UTF-8, or moved
 to the directories ending in "UTF-8". The table has to be re-synchronized
 with src/encodings.c.

 OTOH, since the editors have such difficulty testing the functionality
 themselves, wouldn't it be better to drop UTF-8 from the book? My work
 clearly didn't have any educational effect.

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