Change log for man-db package in Ubuntu

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Published in eoan-release 7 hours ago
Published in disco-release on 2019-02-11
Deleted in disco-proposed (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.8.5-2) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Remove redundant condition in cron.daily script (closes: #918967).
  * Update Homepage and debian/copyright Source to use HTTPS.
  * Add --quiet to systemd mandb invocation (closes: #920628).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Sun, 10 Feb 2019 12:14:20 +0000

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Superseded in disco-release on 2019-02-11
Deleted in disco-proposed on 2019-02-12 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.8.5-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release.
    - Fix handling of \- in RHS of NAME section (closes: #913351).
    - Fix incorrect error message (closes: #913721).
    - Ship a systemd timer for daily DB maintenance (closes: #858022).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Sun, 06 Jan 2019 09:53:43 +0000

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Superseded in disco-release on 2019-01-06
Deleted in disco-proposed on 2019-01-08 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.8.4-3) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Remove dh_builddeb override to use xz compression; this has been the
    default since dpkg 1.17.0.
  * Stop building with V=1; debhelper configures with --disable-silent-rules
    as of 9.20150501.
  * AppArmor:
    - Allow man to talk to Unix sockets, so that it can spawn X-based
      subprocesses.
    - Fix syntax to allow sending signals to related profiles.
    - Allow sending signals to the same profile.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:01:42 +0000
Superseded in disco-release on 2018-11-22
Deleted in disco-proposed on 2018-11-23 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.8.4-2build1) disco; urgency=medium

  * Rebuild against new libgdbm6.

 -- Gianfranco Costamagna <email address hidden>  Sat, 03 Nov 2018 15:10:17 +0100
Published in bionic-updates on 2018-10-23
Deleted in bionic-proposed (Reason: moved to -updates)
man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) bionic; urgency=medium

  * Backport seccomp sandbox improvements from 2.8.4 (LP: #1785414):
    - Allow sched_getaffinity, used by xz in some cases.
    - Allow some shared memory operations, required by preloaded libraries
      such as the Astrill VPN.
    - Improve ESET File Security compatibility further.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Sat, 04 Aug 2018 20:16:12 +0100
Superseded in disco-release on 2018-11-08
Published in cosmic-release on 2018-07-31
Deleted in cosmic-proposed (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.8.4-2) unstable; urgency=medium

  [ Dimitri John Ledkov ]
  * Adapt apparmor profile for usrmerge. LP: #1784023

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Mon, 30 Jul 2018 14:41:37 +0100
Superseded in cosmic-release on 2018-07-31
Deleted in cosmic-proposed on 2018-08-01 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.8.4-1ubuntu1) cosmic; urgency=medium

  * Adapt apparmor profile for usrmerge. LP: #1784023

 -- Dimitri John Ledkov <email address hidden>  Mon, 30 Jul 2018 14:23:24 +0100
Superseded in cosmic-release on 2018-07-31
Deleted in cosmic-proposed on 2018-08-01 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.8.4-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release:
    - Check for mandb_nfmt and mandb_tfmt in the manual page hierarchy as
      documented, not in the current directory (closes: #901007).
  * Remove long-obsolete Conflicts on suidmanager.
  * Adjust git-dpm tagging configuration.
  * Explicitly declare "Rules-Requires-Root: binary-targets" (due to
    installing /var/cache/man with ownership man:man).
  * Remove syntax-error-in-debian-changelog Lintian override;
    Parse::DebianChangelog seems to have got smarter about detecting old
    changelog formats since I added that.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Fri, 27 Jul 2018 12:31:12 +0100

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Superseded in cosmic-release on 2018-07-28
Published in bionic-release on 2018-04-08
Deleted in bionic-proposed (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.8.3-2) unstable; urgency=medium

  * AppArmor: Allow man_filter to read from anywhere, since there are no
    real restrictions on where manual page files may be, and the worst this
    can do is feed data to the invoking man process.
  * AppArmor: Allow man and its related profiles to exchange signals.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Sat, 07 Apr 2018 12:15:33 +0100

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Superseded in bionic-release on 2018-04-08
Deleted in bionic-proposed on 2018-04-09 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.8.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release:
    - sandbox: Allow kill and tgkill unconditionally (closes: #892309).
    - sandbox: Allow sibling architectures on x86/x86_64/x32 (closes:
      #891267).
    - man: Only change directory in child processes (closes: #894792).
  * Switch debian/watch to HTTPS.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:09:43 +0100

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Superseded in bionic-release on 2018-04-06
Deleted in bionic-proposed on 2018-04-07 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.8.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release:
    - sandbox: Work around snoopy (closes: #890861).
    - sandbox: Handle qemu-user returning EFAULT (closes: #891109).
  * Use HTTPS form of copyright-format URL.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:04:14 +0000

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Superseded in bionic-release on 2018-03-01
Deleted in bionic-proposed on 2018-03-02 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.8.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release.
  * Use stacked profiles for subprocesses so that AppArmor realises that
    they constitute a reduction in privileges and allows the transition even
    after a seccomp filter has been installed.
  * Build with seccomp again, now that it works in conjunction with
    AppArmor.
  * Breaks/Replaces manpages-tr (<< 1.0.5.1-3) (closes: #889805).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Fri, 09 Feb 2018 13:32:41 +0000

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Superseded in bionic-release on 2018-02-11
Deleted in bionic-proposed on 2018-02-12 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.8.0-2) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Build without seccomp for now, until I work out how to make it play well
    with AppArmor on recent kernels (closes: #889608, #889626).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:09:57 +0000

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Superseded in bionic-proposed on 2018-02-05
man-db (2.8.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * New upstream release:
    - If man adds prefixes to a page to handle such things as disabling
      hyphenation, then take account of those when looking for a
      preprocessor line at the start of the page (closes: #867857).
    - Confine most subprocesses that handle untrusted data using seccomp
      (closes: #877199).
  * Move VCS to salsa.debian.org.

  [ Benjamin Drung ]
  * Fix malformed debian/changelog entry (closes: #886649).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Sun, 04 Feb 2018 17:25:58 +0000
Superseded in bionic-proposed on 2018-02-04
man-db (2.7.6.1-4build1) bionic; urgency=medium

  * Rebuild against new libgdbm5.

 -- Gianfranco Costamagna <email address hidden>  Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:25:38 +0100
Superseded in bionic-release on 2018-02-09
Deleted in bionic-proposed on 2018-02-11 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.7.6.1-4) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Add missing AppArmor lock access.
  * Recent kernels revalidate open FDs, and there are often some still open
    on TTYs.  Temporarily add <abstractions/consoles> to AppArmor groff and
    filter child profiles until we have a chance to teach man to close
    irrelevant open FDs before execve (closes: #882405).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:41:37 +0000
Superseded in bionic-proposed on 2017-11-22
man-db (2.7.6.1-3) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Add a simple AppArmor profile to confine groff-related programs,
    decompressors, and other filters when run from man.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:46:44 +0000
Superseded in bionic-release on 2017-12-01
Published in artful-release on 2017-04-20
Obsolete in zesty-release on 2018-06-22
Deleted in zesty-proposed (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.7.6.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Fix locale macro loading for Chinese.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:10:25 +0000

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Superseded in zesty-release on 2017-03-02
Deleted in zesty-proposed on 2017-03-03 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.7.6.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release:
    - Don't chmod CACHEDIR.TAG if it doesn't exist (closes: #847810).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:51:57 +0000

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Superseded in zesty-proposed on 2016-12-12
man-db (2.7.6-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release:
    - Note that "man -K" searches page source (closes: #813665).
    - SECURITY: Eliminate dangerous setgid-root directories.
    - man now understands the <page>.<section> form on its command line, so
      for example 'man chmod.2' is now the same as 'man 2 chmod'.
  * Adjust various bits of packaging to account for changed ownership and
    permissions of /usr/bin/man, /usr/bin/mandb, and /var/cache/man.
  * SECURITY: Remove recursive chown of /var/cache/man from cron.daily job,
    which introduced a vulnerability and is no longer needed now that man-db
    is more careful about ensuring appropriate ownership of its cache files
    (closes: #840357, LP: #1482786).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Sun, 11 Dec 2016 16:27:19 +0000

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Superseded in zesty-release on 2016-12-13
Deleted in zesty-proposed on 2016-12-14 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.7.5-2) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Update Vcs-Browser URL for alioth cgit.
  * Use HTTPS for Vcs-Git URL.
  * Display pages from section 3am after section 2 (closes: #838759).
  * Policy version 3.9.8: no changes required.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:52:51 +0000

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Superseded in zesty-release on 2016-11-21
Obsolete in yakkety-release on 2018-01-23
Published in xenial-release on 2015-11-07
Deleted in xenial-proposed (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.7.5-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release:
    - Adjust line number when inserting extra roff input (closes: #789219).
    - Disable roff input insertion with --recode (closes: #751795).
    - Build text manual with LC_ALL=C, to help reproducible builds.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:56:41 +0000

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Superseded in xenial-release on 2015-11-07
Obsolete in wily-release on 2018-01-22
Deleted in wily-proposed on 2018-01-22 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.7.4-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release:
    - man: Exit 3 if formatter exits non-zero (closes: #801261).
    - man: Honour MANWIDTH in conjunction with -Z (closes: #801241).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:42:14 +0100

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Superseded in wily-release on 2015-10-08
Deleted in wily-proposed on 2015-10-09 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.7.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release:
    - Rewrite CACHEDIR.TAG and databases if they cannot be read (closes:
      #797019).
    - Squeeze blank lines internally instead of pager -s (closes: #796584).
    - Restore the ability to use 'man -a' noninteractively (closes:
      #798094).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Wed, 09 Sep 2015 16:56:42 +0100

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Superseded in wily-release on 2015-09-10
Deleted in wily-proposed on 2015-09-11 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.7.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release:
    - Stop storing the database handle in a global variable (LP: #1304261).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Sun, 16 Aug 2015 17:30:19 +0100

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Superseded in wily-release on 2015-08-17
Obsolete in vivid-release on 2018-01-18
Deleted in vivid-proposed on 2018-01-19 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.7.0.2-5) unstable; urgency=medium


  * Drop real IDs before effective IDs, for non-Linux compatibility (closes:
    #772597).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:40:13 +0000

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Superseded in vivid-release on 2015-01-01
Deleted in vivid-proposed on 2015-01-02 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.7.0.2-4) unstable; urgency=medium


  * Backport Danish and French translation updates from upstream (closes:
    #771367).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:23:07 +0000

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Superseded in vivid-release on 2014-12-06
Deleted in vivid-proposed on 2014-12-07 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.7.0.2-3) unstable; urgency=medium


  * Policy version 3.9.6: no changes required.
  * Assume that dpkg-statoverride exists and drop the test for an obsolete
    compatibility path.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Mon, 03 Nov 2014 20:26:39 +0000

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Superseded in vivid-release on 2014-11-04
Obsolete in utopic-release on 2016-11-03
Deleted in utopic-proposed on 2016-11-03 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.7.0.2-2) unstable; urgency=medium


  * Remove /var/lib/man-db/auto-update on purge.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:09:07 +0100

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Superseded in utopic-release on 2014-10-14
Deleted in utopic-proposed on 2014-10-15 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.7.0.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium


  * New upstream release:
    - Be more careful to avoid using or double-closing closed database
      handles.  Fixes test suite failures on some systems.
    - Patch the fdutimens function imported from Gnulib to work around a
      libc bug in GNU/Hurd.
  * Stop removing /usr/bin/man and /usr/bin/mandb on prerm remove, as those
    symlinks are shipped in the package nowadays (thanks, Sven Joachim;
    closes: #762704).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:37:40 +0100

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Superseded in utopic-release on 2014-09-29
Deleted in utopic-proposed on 2014-09-30 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.7.0.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium


  * New upstream release:
    - Fix test suite in the case where the system supports high-precision
      timestamps but the file system containing the build directory does
      not.
  * Ensure that /var/cache/man exists when triggered (LP: #1351795).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:23:08 +0100

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Published in trusty-updates on 2014-10-06
Deleted in trusty-proposed (Reason: moved to -updates)
man-db (2.6.7.1-1ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=medium

  * Cache the value of man-db/auto-update in the file system, so that we
    don't have to talk to debconf when processing triggers (LP: #1372673).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:59:32 +0100
Published in precise-updates on 2014-10-06
Deleted in precise-proposed (Reason: moved to -updates)
man-db (2.6.1-2ubuntu2) precise; urgency=medium

  * Cache the value of man-db/auto-update in the file system, so that we
    don't have to talk to debconf when processing triggers (LP: #1372673).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:58:23 +0100

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Obsolete in lucid-updates on 2016-10-26
Deleted in lucid-proposed on 2016-11-01 (Reason: moved to -updates)
man-db (2.5.7-2ubuntu2) lucid; urgency=medium

  * Cache the value of man-db/auto-update in the file system, so that we
    don't have to talk to debconf when processing triggers (LP: #1372673).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:56:37 +0100

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Superseded in utopic-release on 2014-09-26
Deleted in utopic-proposed on 2014-09-27 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.7.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium


  * New upstream release:
    - Add systemd tmpfiles snippet to clean up old cat files after a week.
    - Run "col -b -p -x" over cat pages if possible before parsing them
      (closes: #751934).
    - Move database mtime out of the database into file metadata, making the
      database reproducible between installations (closes: #760895).
    - Use high-precision timestamps.
    - Order files by first physical extent before reading (closes: #574410).
    - Prioritise COLUMNS above TIOCGWINSZ (LP: #1315282).
    - Formatting improvements to man(1) (closes: #726266).
    - Don't use pointed-to name as title for database-located pages (closes:
      #709405).
    - Move zsoelim to /usr/lib/man-db/.
  * Remove unnecessary entries from debian/dirs.
  * Cache the value of man-db/auto-update in the file system, so that we
    don't have to talk to debconf when processing triggers (closes:
    #579075).
  * Add MIME handlers (thanks, Kevin Ryde; closes: #725157).
  * Override the long-standing Lintian warning for non-standard-dir-perm on
    /var/cache/man.
  * Adjust cron.daily to skip cat file cleanup if running under systemd,
    since the upstream-provided tmpfiles snippet now handles that.
  * Rebuild the database on upgrade to this version, since the format has
    changed.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:43:40 +0100

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Superseded in utopic-release on 2014-09-26
Published in trusty-release on 2014-04-10
Deleted in trusty-proposed (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.6.7.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium


  * Add OpenPGP signature checking configuration to watch file.
  * New upstream release.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Thu, 10 Apr 2014 03:43:39 +0100

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Superseded in trusty-release on 2014-04-10
Deleted in trusty-proposed on 2014-04-11 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.6.6-1) unstable; urgency=medium


  * New upstream release:
    - Reimplement 'apropos --and' in a way that works with the optimisations
      introduced in 2.6.2 (closes: #678670).
    - Clarify that whatis displays one-line descriptions, rather than e.g.
      the contents of DESCRIPTION sections (closes: #713992).
    - Downgrade EAGAIN/EWOULDBLOCK errors from attempts to open a database
      read-write to debug messages (closes: #684235).
  * Switch to git (thanks to reposurgeon for helping with the tricky
    stitching involved); adjust Vcs-* fields.
  * Policy version 3.9.5: no changes required.
  * Set VERBOSE=1 when running tests so that Automake will print test logs
    on failure.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:49:44 +0000

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Superseded in trusty-release on 2014-01-24
Deleted in trusty-proposed on 2014-01-25 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.6.5-3) unstable; urgency=low


  * Drop obsolete dpkg version check in cron jobs; the version in question
    predates oldstable, and man-db pre-depends on a newer version anyway
    (closes: #731687).
  * Silence errors caused by cron.daily racing with mandb (closes: #734063).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:45:10 +0000

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Superseded in trusty-release on 2014-01-03
Obsolete in saucy-release on 2015-04-24
Deleted in saucy-proposed on 2015-04-28 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.6.5-2) unstable; urgency=low


  * Backport from trunk:
    - Attempt fallback locales even if /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED exists.
      (It may exist but none of the UTF-8 locales mentioned it in may be
      present; nevertheless, C.UTF-8 may be available.)

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Fri, 28 Jun 2013 06:18:32 +0100

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Superseded in saucy-proposed on 2013-06-28
man-db (2.6.5-1) unstable; urgency=low


  * New upstream release:
    - man's --warnings option works again on systems with versions of groff
      that support it (broken in 2.6.4).  This broke Lintian's test suite.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:59:34 +0100

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Superseded in saucy-release on 2013-06-28
Deleted in saucy-proposed on 2013-06-29 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.6.4-1) unstable; urgency=low


  * New upstream release:
    - Document default section list in manual pages (closes: #611007).
    - Quieten most warnings from compiling Gnulib (closes: #668429).
    - The MANLESS environment variable is now treated as if it were a
      default value for the -r option to man: occurrences of the text
      "$MAN_PN" are expanded, and explicitly using the -r option overrides
      the default (closes: #690831).
  * Use 'set -e' rather than '#! /bin/sh -e' in maintainer scripts.
  * Remove maintainer script support for direct upgrades from pre-etch
    (three releases before current stable).
  * Breaks/Replaces manpages-zh (<< 1.5.2-1.1); man-db now ships zh_CN
    translations formerly included there.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:34:02 +0100

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Superseded in saucy-release on 2013-06-24
Deleted in saucy-proposed on 2013-06-26 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.6.3-7) unstable; urgency=low


  * Build-depend on debhelper (>= 9~) directly rather than requiring a
    Lintian override for use of 8.9.0.
  * Temporarily drop -Werror from AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE options and backport
    patches to handle the Automake parallel test harness, working around
    warnings caused by the version of Gnulib currently in use here (closes:
    #710309).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Mon, 03 Jun 2013 00:43:15 +0100

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Superseded in saucy-release on 2013-06-03
Deleted in saucy-proposed on 2013-06-04 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.6.3-6) unstable; urgency=low


  * Switch triggers to interest-noawait, since they are non-essential for
    the triggering packages (closes: #707129).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Tue, 07 May 2013 20:49:47 +0100

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Superseded in saucy-release on 2013-05-08
Deleted in saucy-proposed on 2013-05-09 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.6.3-5) unstable; urgency=low


  * Fix trigger handling following cleanup of postinst output.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Tue, 07 May 2013 13:11:47 +0100

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Superseded in saucy-release on 2013-05-07
Obsolete in raring-release on 2015-04-24
Deleted in raring-proposed on 2015-04-27 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.6.3-3) unstable; urgency=low


  * Support parallel builds.
  * Handle incompatible change to option string escaping in less 456
    (closes: #695459).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Sun, 16 Dec 2012 12:18:23 +0000

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Superseded in raring-release on 2012-12-16
Deleted in raring-proposed on 2012-12-18 (Reason: moved to release)
man-db (2.6.3-2) unstable; urgency=low


  * Use xz compression for binary packages.
  * Use dh-autoreconf.
  * Link with -Wl,--enable-new-dtags, so that LD_LIBRARY_PATH can be used to
    override our private library directory.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:33:34 +0000

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Superseded in precise-updates on 2014-10-06
Deleted in precise-proposed on 2014-10-08 (Reason: moved to -updates)
man-db (2.6.1-2ubuntu1) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  * Avoid fatal errors when opening a 64-bit GDBM database from a 32-bit
    process (LP: #1001189).
  * Link with -Wl,--enable-new-dtags, so that LD_LIBRARY_PATH can be used to
    override our private library directory.  (This fixes a build failure
    when attempting to build the above change.)
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:57:21 +0000
Superseded in raring-release on 2012-11-22
Obsolete in quantal-release on 2015-04-24
man-db (2.6.3-1) unstable; urgency=low


  * New upstream release.
  * Build with V=1 so that tools such as blhc can scan more effectively for
    missing build flags.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:04:24 +0100

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Superseded in quantal-release on 2012-09-18
man-db (2.6.2-1) unstable; urgency=low


  * New upstream release:
    - Optimise apropos when given many arguments (LP: #927028).
    - apropos prints an error message and returns non-zero when it finds no
      matches (closes: #672661).
    - Avoid fatal errors when opening a 64-bit GDBM database from a 32-bit
      process (LP: #1001189).
  * Configure with --with-xz=xz --with-lzip=lzip.
  * Adjust debian/watch to track .tar.xz releases.
  * Convert debian/copyright to copyright-format 1.0.
  * Override hardening-no-fortify-functions Lintian warning for
    /usr/bin/manpath, as a false positive.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Mon, 18 Jun 2012 22:56:56 +0100

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Superseded in quantal-release on 2012-06-19
Published in precise-release on 2012-03-31
man-db (2.6.1-2) unstable; urgency=low


  * Remove unused build-dependency on gettext again.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Sat, 31 Mar 2012 01:17:50 +0100

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Superseded in precise-release on 2012-03-31
man-db (2.6.1-1) unstable; urgency=low


  * New upstream release:
    - Translated manual pages are no longer displayed starting with a
      spurious blank line (closes: #628639).
    - Create a cache directory tag, per http://www.brynosaurus.com/cachedir/
      (closes: #637046).
    - Alphabetise "SEE ALSO" references and remove trailing full stops, per
      man-pages(7) (closes: #651482).
    - Update German manual page translations (closes: #494066, #596104,
      #624096).
  * Install FAQ.
  * Update debian/copyright.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Tue, 14 Feb 2012 13:53:58 +0000

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Superseded in precise-release on 2012-02-15
man-db (2.6.0.2-3) unstable; urgency=low


  * Discard stderr from dpkg-query in cron jobs (LP: #783903).
  * Make man-db Multi-Arch: foreign.
  * Upgrade to debhelper v9 and its new arrangements for honouring
    dpkg-buildflags output.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Wed, 09 Nov 2011 01:33:33 +0000

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Superseded in precise-release on 2011-11-09
Obsolete in oneiric-release on 2015-04-24
man-db (2.6.0.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
  * Add debconf translations:    - Serbian (thanks, Zlatan Todoric; closes: #635062).    - Serbian (Latin) (thanks, Zlatan Todoric; closes: #635063). -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>  Sat, 23 Jul 2011 11:27:50 +0100
Superseded in oneiric-release on 2011-07-27
man-db (2.6.0.2-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - Fix a segfault when scanning links to empty pages (closes: #622104).
    - Once we've seen at least one record in a page's NAME section, ignore
      any further records that don't include a whatis description, as they
      tend to be noise.
  * Remove unnecessary .la files (closes: #622443).

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Superseded in oneiric-release on 2011-04-30
Obsolete in natty-release on 2013-06-04
man-db (2.5.9-4) unstable; urgency=low

  * Add debconf translations:
    - Slovak (thanks, Slavko; closes: #609347).
  * Fix test failure with groff 1.21.
  * Upload to unstable.
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Wed,  23 Feb 2011 03:26:42 +0000

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Superseded in natty-release on 2011-02-23
man-db (2.5.9-3) experimental; urgency=low

  * Use 'dh $@ --options' rather than 'dh --options $@', for
    forward-compatibility with debhelper v8.
  * Avoid assertion if no path elements with manpaths were found (closes:
    #608490).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Tue,  04 Jan 2011 13:58:15 +0000

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Superseded in natty-release on 2011-01-04
man-db (2.5.9-2) experimental; urgency=low

  * Fix build with 'ld --no-copy-dt-needed-entries'.
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Thu,  18 Nov 2010 23:37:24 +0000

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Superseded in natty-release on 2010-11-19
man-db (2.5.9-1) experimental; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - Fix test failures on some systems.  A change made in 2.5.8 was overly
      sensitive to directory ordering.

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Superseded in natty-release on 2010-11-18
man-db (2.5.8-1) experimental; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - Explicitly set groff's hyphenation language, to ensure that it only
      hyphenates languages it knows about (closes: #570247).
    - Add support for XZ-compressed manual pages, thanks to Darren Salt
      (closes: #572233).
    - Try underscore-separated subpages as well as hyphen-separated ones,
      thanks to Tanguy Ortolo (closes: #574641).
    - Build libman and libmandb as shared libraries, considerably reducing
      executable size.
    - Warnings about unrecognised locales are now suppressed if the
      DPKG_RUNNING_VERSION environment variable is set (i.e. man-db is
      running within a Debian package's maintainer script), since the system
      locales are often out of sync with the C library in that context.
      Thanks to the Debian Perl maintainers for the idea.
    - In catman mode, never try to guess whether a page argument is a
      section, as it's too easy to get this wrong (LP: #664211).
    - mandb should no longer repeatedly rescan manual page hierarchies when
      a whatis entry turns into a broken link.
  * Use a separate build directory, eliminating the requirement to preserve
    some files by hand.
  * Build with external libpipeline.
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Tue,  16 Nov 2010 10:13:59 +0000

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Superseded in natty-release on 2010-11-16
man-db (2.5.7-6) unstable; urgency=low

  * Move po/fr.gmo aside during build so that it gets regenerated based on
    translation-fr.patch, and build-depend directly on gettext for this
    (closes: #598066).

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Superseded in lucid-updates on 2014-10-06
Deleted in lucid-proposed on 2014-10-08 (Reason: moved to -updates)
man-db (2.5.7-2ubuntu1) lucid-proposed; urgency=low

  * Backport from trunk:
    - Fix a regression introduced in 2.5.7 when running catman in some
      locales, most notably in the C locale: while converting the output to
      UTF-8, iconv was run after the compressor rather than before it
      (closes: #593350, LP: #615045).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Thu, 30 Sep 2010 13:55:29 +0100

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Superseded in natty-release on 2010-10-15
Obsolete in maverick-release on 2013-03-05
man-db (2.5.7-4) unstable; urgency=low

  * Backport from trunk:
    - Fix a regression introduced in 2.5.7 when running catman in some
      locales, most notably in the C locale: while converting the output to
      UTF-8, iconv was run after the compressor rather than before it
      (closes: #593350, LP: #615045).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Tue,  17 Aug 2010 15:02:31 +0100

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Superseded in maverick-release on 2010-08-17
man-db (2.5.7-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * Remove unused build-dependency on gettext.
  * Check for VxID as well as envID in /proc/self/status (closes: #579551).
 -- Ubuntu Archive Auto-Sync <email address hidden>   Sun,  09 May 2010 13:57:07 +0100

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Superseded in maverick-release on 2010-05-09
Obsolete in lucid-release on 2016-10-26
man-db (2.5.7-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Add a watch file.
  * Backport from trunk:
    - Fix assertion failure on 'man -l' with an uncompressed page and
      prefixed input (no-hyphenation, no-justification, or a non-English
      page).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Tue,  02 Mar 2010 10:28:06 +0000

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Superseded in lucid-release on 2010-03-02
man-db (2.5.7-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - Make man(1) refer to the "Warnings" node in 'info groff' for a list of
      available warning names (closes: #545805).
    - Don't run tests if cross-compiling.
    - Add option to disable justification (closes: #440047).
    - Do what the user probably means when the full path to an executable is
      given as an argument (closes: #505465).
    - Search man<sec><ext> directories in the GNU layout (closes: #519807).
    - Prefer getting a page from the best manual section over getting a page
      in the correct language; I have my reservations about this, but it
      seems to be what people are requesting (closes: #519547).
    - 'man -f' and 'man -k' now pass through any -s option to apropos/whatis
      respectively.
    - All programs now support a MAN_DEBUG environment variable which can be
      used in place of the -d/--debug option. This is useful in some
      situations where a program is being called deep in a process tree.
    - Fix off-by-one error when write returns EAGAIN (thanks, Samuel
      Thibault; closes: #564818).
    - "%s: nothing appropriate." is an error; write it to stderr, not stdout
      (closes: #565255).
    - Don't bother printing error messages for SIGINT and SIGQUIT, since
      these correspond to explicit user actions (closes: #568000).
    - Fix sense of directory check while decompressing (closes: #537434).
    - Always save cat pages in UTF-8 (closes: #446741).
  * Convert to source format 3.0 (quilt).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Wed,  17 Feb 2010 09:37:28 +0000

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Superseded in lucid-release on 2010-02-17
man-db (2.5.6-5) unstable; urgency=low

  * Remove Ubuntu buildd hack now that the Ubuntu buildd chroots preseed
    man-db/auto-update=false (thanks, LaMont Jones).
  * Backport from trunk:
    - Handle iconv errors when attempting to convert the last input encoding
      to UTF-8 (closes: #562503).
  * Unless we're cross-compiling, get dh_installman to use the version of
    man we just built.
 -- Ubuntu Archive Auto-Sync <email address hidden>   Mon,  18 Jan 2010 07:31:54 +0000

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Superseded in lucid-release on 2010-01-18
man-db (2.5.6-4) unstable; urgency=low

  * Backport from trunk:
    - If the locale encoding is ASCII, then use the ascii device even if
      preconv is available; it will do a better job than producing UTF-8
      output and then recoding that to ASCII (closes: #547695).
    - Include <unistd.h> in src/encodings.c for dup and STDIN_FILENO
      (closes: #553623).
    - When invoking col, ensure that LC_CTYPE is set to an appropriate
      locale for the selected character set (closes: #555331).
  * Add man-db/auto-update debconf template, which may be preseeded to false
    to disable rebuilding the database when man-db is triggered (closes:
    #554914).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Tue,  10 Nov 2009 15:40:21 +0000

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Superseded in lucid-release on 2009-11-10
man-db (2.5.6-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * Don't try to change I/O priority in an OpenVZ container (closes:
    #546680). Approach borrowed from virt-what.
  * Backport from trunk:
    - When a source pipeline dies, make sure to drain its output before
      discarding its output file descriptor (closes: #548153).
 -- Ubuntu Archive Auto-Sync <email address hidden>   Thu,  05 Nov 2009 10:39:36 +0000

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Superseded in lucid-release on 2009-11-05
Obsolete in karmic-release on 2013-03-04
man-db (2.5.6-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Don't try to change I/O priority in a vserver (closes: #544999).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Mon,  07 Sep 2009 11:16:06 +0100

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Superseded in karmic-release on 2009-09-07
man-db (2.5.6-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - Implement 'man -K', which was the last major remaining missing feature
      when comparing man-db with the man package (closes: #135926, LP:
      #390575).
    - Note that the exact rendering of (e.g.) italic text may vary depending
      on the output device (closes: #516808).
    - Don't create unnecessary database directories (closes: #472919).
    - Explicitly state that -P/$PAGER/$MANPAGER identifies a single command
      with no pipes (closes: #363250).
    - Make whatis/apropos only display any given manual page, or pointers to
      it, once (LP: #27113).
    - Map CP1251 encoding to LESSCHARSET=windows, per less(1) (closes:
      #539690).
    - Loop through semicolon-separated coding tags in the first line of
      manual pages, and convert Emacs coding tags to ones that libiconv
      understands (closes: #496604).
    - Convert text to UTF-8 and then (if necessary) to the target encoding.
      This allows us to distinguish between "text not in input encoding" and
      "characters not representable in output encoding" (closes: #514963).
    - Replace database entries if the mtime of the new data is newer than
      that of the old data, even if the new data represents a symlink rather
      than a regular file (closes: #490582).
    - Increase limit on NAME sections from 2048 bytes to 8192, since some
      pages exceeding the previous limit have been observed in the wild
      (closes: #489907).
    - Cope with some more cases of database corruption (closes: #187750).
    - By default, man will now try to interpret pairs of manual page names
      given on the command line as equivalent to a single manual page name
      containing a hyphen (e.g. 'man foo bar' => foo-bar(1)). This supports
      the common pattern of programs that implement a number of subcommands,
      allowing them to provide manual pages for each that can be accessed
      using similar syntax as would be used to invoke the subcommands
      themselves.
  * Upgrade to debhelper v7.
  * Reverse the direction of the man and mandb symlinks, and migrate any
    statoverrides referring to the old locations in /usr/lib/man-db/.
  * Run cron jobs at idle I/O priority if dpkg 1.15.0 or newer is installed
    (closes: #448400).
  * Policy version 3.8.2: no changes required.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Wed,  26 Aug 2009 17:16:19 +0100

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Superseded in karmic-release on 2009-08-26
man-db (2.5.5-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * Use dh_lintian.
  * Fix locale_macros groff version test not to think that 1.20.1 >= 1.20.2.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Mon,  20 Jul 2009 23:23:55 +0100

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Superseded in karmic-release on 2009-07-20
man-db (2.5.5-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Run the (as yet rather small) test suite on build.
  * Build-depend on po4a (closes: #530897).

 -- Ubuntu Archive Auto-Sync <email address hidden>   Mon,  01 Jun 2009 10:44:22 +0100

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Superseded in karmic-release on 2009-06-01
Obsolete in jaunty-release on 2013-02-28
man-db (2.5.5-1build1) jaunty; urgency=low

  * No-change rebuild to fix lpia shared library dependencies.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Thu, 19 Mar 2009 10:11:24 +0000

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Superseded in jaunty-release on 2009-03-19
man-db (2.5.5-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - Fix an uninitialised variable when sorting manual page candidates that
      could lead to excessive memory allocation and possible crashes
      (thanks, Dustin Marquess; closes: #519647).
    - man(1): Fix missing backslash in -r default (thanks, Will Day; closes:
      #519162).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Mon,  16 Mar 2009 10:21:40 +0000

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Superseded in jaunty-release on 2009-03-16
man-db (2.5.4-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Backport from trunk:
    - Fix handling of pages that declare a non-default encoding in their
      preprocessor lines. Thanks to Hugo Herbelin for some of the ideas here
      (closes: #519095).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Fri,  13 Mar 2009 10:45:51 +0000

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