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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: man-1.6d-2


A new version of 'man' has been uploaded to a server near you.

Man, apropos and whatis.


- Routine update
- Switched to cygport build framework
- Most patches accepted upstream
- Fixed bug reported in
- Switched back to man version from Frederico Lucifredi which is now
  actively maintained
  - makewhatis again creates its whatis databases below the base directories from
    MANPATH instead of one big database below /var/cache/man
  - makewhatis again does not depend on iconv and mktemp
- Added /usr/share/qt3/doc/man to man.conf



- Fixed freeing of unallocated memory in '-K' under unsafe flag (flc).
- Corrected a bug introduced in 1.6c makewhatis - thanks to the packagers 
  that promptly pointed it out (flc).
- corrected off-by-one in LANG splitting code (no security aspect) (flc).
- added support for DESTDIR in man2html's Makefile (Claudio Fontana).
- Fixed -D option (flc).
- Header fix for variable header location of TIOCGWINSZ (Eugene Kotlyarov). 
- Corrected erroneous encoding of FR locale man pages translation (flc).
- EXEEXT and DESTDIR fixes for gencat (Volker Zell). 
- Minor correction of CYGWIN support (Volker Zell).
- Updated Polish message catalog and select man pages (M. Garski).
- Minor corrections to man pages, and the German message catalog 
  (flc, Volker Zell, others).
- Constricted locale settings for gencat (Fedora Project).
- Corrections to makewhatis exit codes and signal handling (flc).
- Fixes in man2html parsing (Fedora Project).
- Minor additional corrections (flc).


- Corrected missing format string, but no privilege escalation was involved 
  (flc, Ville-Skyttä).
- pscan format string audit run - nothing further found (flc).
- Updated Bulgarian locale man pages translation and message catalog 
  (Alexander Shopov). 
- makewhatis and other minor changes to support BG locale 
  (Alexander Shopov, flc).
- Updated Italian locale message catalog translation (flc).
- Updated French man pages, with new man2html page (Alain Portal).


- Additional changes for parallel Make (Octavio Ruiz).
- New French locale man pages translation (Alain Portal).
- New French locale message catalog translation (Alain Portal).
- Minor changes in manual pages (Giorgos Keramidas, flc).
- Minor corrections in the docs (flc).


- Fixes to support parallel Make (Mike Frysinger).
- Fixes in mess.en message catalog (Martin von Gagern).
- Corrections and updates to the manual (flc).


- New Maintainer Federico Lucifredi (
- Ability to hand HTML man pages off to a browser added (Eric S. Raymond).
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
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