Please review for Man-DB changes

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 21:01:19 PDT 2008


DJ Lucas wrote:
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 
> Thanks Bruce.
>> I don't care for the wording:
>>
>> "Use a sed substitution to delete the “/usr/man” and “/usr/local/man” lines in 
>> the man_db.conf file to prevent redundant results when using programs such as 
>> whatis:"
>>
>> How about: "Since LFS sets /usr/man and /usr/local/man as symlinks, delete
>> lines in the configuration file that cause redundant results when using programs 
>> such as whatis."
>>
>>   
> Nor did I care for that variant after I read it aloud.  I went with a 
> mix, but I'm still open to suggestions.
>> s/overcome/fixed/
>>
>> s/This script was written, and included in LFS to overcome this problem.
>> The script will allow you to pass an in and out value to convert man pages to 
>> and from legacy 8-bit and UTF-8 encodings./The following script will allow you 
>> to convert man pages to and from legacy 8-bit and UTF-8 encodings./
>>   
> Oops.  I ditched the '8-bit' part because it is not accurate (not all 
> legacy encodings are 8-bit).  All other changes made verbatim and put 
> into the same location for further review.

Looks OK to me, but I'd like to get Alex's input.  In any case, I think its OK 
for the -dev version of the book.

   -- Bruce



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