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2.5.6 release from the main series released 2009-08-26

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o Exact-section database lookups were incorrectly returning all
  database entries whose section names were prefixes of the
  requested section name. In some cases this could confuse mandb
  into never believing that the database was up to date.

o Fix handling of pages with comma-separated names ("foo, bar,
  baz") in their NAME sections, broken by a change in 2.5.0 (!)
  to ignore manual page names containing spaces.

o Fixed a buffer overflow in the pipeline library's line-reading
  functions. I don't believe this to be exploitable: at worst we
  might believe that there's some garbage at the end of manual pages
  (whose contents are untrusted anyway) and this bug typically
  resulted in a failed assertion the next time anything tried to
  read a line.

o Plugged two s...

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2.5.5 release from the main series released 2009-03-14

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o Pages that declare a non-default encoding in their preprocessor
  lines are now handled correctly.

o Fix an uninitialised variable when sorting manual page candidates
  that could lead to excessive memory allocation and possible
  crashes.

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o man-db's 'make check' now tests that all its own manual pages
  format without errors or warnings from groff, to ensure a
  better-quality release.

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2.5.4 release from the main series released 2009-02-24

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o Build fixes for systems without GNU Make, and for systems without
  gettext; this successfully covers at least FreeBSD.

o The distclean target now works if po4a isn't installed.

o Exit as soon as possible if database writes return ENOSPC.

o lexgrog now stops on any unrecognised roff request, rather than
  continuing and often littering the database with garbage.

o man no longer requires both standard input and standard output to
  be terminals in order to use the terminal line length. The line
  length from standard output is preferred if available.

o The manpath was built completely wrongly when multiple entries
  were present in LANGUAGE: duplicates were handled strangely, and
  languages were effectively iterated in reverse order. It should be
  rather more sens...

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2.5.3 release from the main series released 2008-11-17

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o Cleaned up a number of possible crashes, memory leaks, and missing
  error checks found by the Coverity Scan project.

o Fix build if MAN_CATS is undefined.

o If the LINGUAS environment variable is set while running
  configure, it now controls building and installation of localised
  manual pages as well as program translations.

o The LANGUAGE environment variable is now tokenised properly,
  rather than only taking the first two characters of each element.

o Fix build if --disable-nls is used or iconv is not available.

o man now correctly propagates the exit code of whatis or apropos
  when called with the -f or -k option respectively.

Improvements:
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o A number of inconsistencies and readability problems with man-db's
  own manual pages have been cl...

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2.5.2 release from the main series released 2008-09-19

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o 'man -H' (without a browser argument) was completely broken in
  2.5.1 and is now fixed.

o man no longer breaks in Japanese locales when using less as a
  pager.

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o The --encoding option to man can now take a true character
  encoding rather than a *roff device; the latter was an unreliable,
  inflexible, and awkward way to select an output encoding. The old
  semantics are still supported for backward compatibility.

o Whatis parsing stops at .ie or .if conditionals.

o CJK locale specifications where the codeset component is
  equivalent to but not stringwise-identical to UTF-8 (e.g.
  zh_CN.utf8) are handled better.

o man(1)'s OPTIONS section is ordered more comprehensibly.

o apropos, lexgrog, man, mandb, and whatis ignore encoding
  c...

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2.5.1 release from the main series released 2008-02-06

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o The manual is now built automatically, avoiding some ordering
  problems on 'make distclean'.

o Manual pages are converted to the proper input encoding for troff
  output as well as nroff output.

o The -t, -T, -X, and -Z options to man work again; in 2.5.0, they
  read input from stdin rather than from the manual page.

o apropos and whatis no longer segfault when given an explicit
  locale using -L.

o man now understands that groff's ascii device takes ASCII input,
  not ISO-8859-1.

o man no longer discards stderr when writing to a file or a pipe;
  this was broken by an overenthusiastic change in 2.5.0.

o manconv now falls back to the next encoding in its list if any
  characters in an entire 64KB block fail to decode using the
  current encoding, as was original...

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