Updated: man-db-2.9.3-3

Achim Gratz Stromeko@nexgo.de
Mon Jan 4 15:38:16 GMT 2021

The man-db package version 2.9.3 is re-released to correct an error in
generating the postinstall scripts and replaces the erroneous version,
which was removed.

Man-db is an implementation of the standard Unix documentation system 
accessed using the man command. It uses a Berkeley DB database in place of 
the traditional flat-text whatis databases.

Cygwin Notes

The man-db package includes a conditional perpetual postinstall script
that keeps the database updated each time setup is run if (and only if)
the database exists.  This update now runs in the background by default,
so setup is no longer waiting for the update to complete.  This can be
changed if needed, see below.  The diagnostic output from the update is
stored at /var/log/mandb-index.log, so you can check if there were
problems on the last update.

In order to create the database directly via setup, please install the
man-db-create-index package.  The removal of this package will not
remove an existing database, this still needs to be done manually if

If your installation procedure requires that setup waits for the index
update to complete, install the man-db-index-synchronously package
instead.  The creation of a new database can take several minutes to
over an hour depending on how many manual pages are installed and how
fast your filesystem is.  Removal of this package will leave an existing
database in place, but switches the system back to do background


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