sys-apps / man

Standard commands to read man pages

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alpha amd64 arm hppa ia64 m68k ppc ppc64 s390 sh sparc x86 ~arm64 ~mips
USE flags
lzma nls selinux


Support for LZMA (de)compression algorithm
Add Native Language Support (using gettext - GNU locale utilities)
!!internal use only!! Security Enhanced Linux support, this must be set by the selinux profile or breakage will occur

sys-devel / gettext : GNU locale utilities

app-arch / xz-utils : utils for managing LZMA compressed files

sec-policy / selinux-makewhatis : SELinux policy for makewhatis

sys-apps / groff : Text formatter used for man pages

sys-apps / man-db : a man replacement that utilizes berkdb instead of flat files

sys-apps / man-db : a man replacement that utilizes berkdb instead of flat files

sys-apps / man2html : Standard commands to read man pages

virtual / man : Virtual for man

sys-apps/man shows mojibake when viewing localized UTF-8 man pages
sys-apps/man: section 3am is checked before 3 (so gawk's readdir(3am) is picked over readdir(3))
sys-apps/man: install fails due to package's `install -o root -g man` denied chown
sys-apps/man installs into paths that should be created at runtime
app-doc/heirloom-doctools revived ebuild with maintained fork; potential dep. for sys-apps/man
sys-apps/man-1.6g-r1 - man-1.6g-echo-escape.patch corrupts output in pager
sys-apps/man - makewhatis emits warnings with sys-apps/gawk-5.0.0: regexp escape sequence `\"' is not a known regexp operator
sys-process/fcron-3.2.1-r1 with sys-apps/man - /etc/cron.daily/makewhatis: nice: 'makewhatis': No such file or directory

Mike Gilbert
Inactive upstream for many years. Several open bugs. Please migrate to sys-apps/man-db.
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Repository mirror & CI · gentoo
Merge updates from master
Michał Górny · gentoo
sys-apps: Remove *-fbsd KEYWORDS
Signed-off-by: Michał Górny <>
Repository mirror & CI · gentoo
Merge updates from master
Michał Górny · gentoo
sys-apps/man: Remove support for non-existent deps
Aaron Bauman · gentoo
sys-apps/man: drop EAPI=2 ebuild
Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.40, Repoman-2.3.9
Mikle Kolyada · gentoo
sys-apps/man: Mark stable for the rest
Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.24, Repoman-2.3.6
Sergei Trofimovich · gentoo
sys-apps/man: stable 1.6g-r1 for ppc64, bug #648824
Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.28, Repoman-2.3.9 RepoMan-Options: --include-arches="ppc64"
Guilherme Amadio · gentoo
sys-apps/man: prefix support
Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.24, Repoman-2.3.6
Mikle Kolyada · gentoo
sys-apps/man: arm stable wrt bug #648824
Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.24, Repoman-2.3.6
Thomas Deutschmann · gentoo
sys-apps/man: x86 stable (bug #648824)
Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.24, Repoman-2.3.6
Rolf Eike Beer · gentoo
sys-apps/man: stable 1.6g-r1 for sparc, bug #648824
Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.19, Repoman-2.3.6 RepoMan-Options: --include-arches="sparc"
Agostino Sarubbo · gentoo
sys-apps/man: amd64 stable wrt bug #648824
Signed-off-by: Agostino Sarubbo <> Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.19, Repoman-2.3.6 RepoMan-Options: --include-arches="amd64"
Sergei Trofimovich · gentoo
sys-apps/man: stable 1.6g-r1 for ia64, bug #648824
Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.24, Repoman-2.3.6 RepoMan-Options: --include-arches="ia64"
Tobias Klausmann · gentoo
sys-apps/man-1.6g-r1: alpha stable
Michał Górny · gentoo
*/*: Remove sparc-fbsd keywords
Robin H. Johnson · gentoo
Drop $Id$ per council decision in bug #611234.
Signed-off-by: Robin H. Johnson <>
Robin H. Johnson · gentoo
proj/gentoo: Initial commit
This commit represents a new era for Gentoo: Storing the gentoo-x86 tree in Git, as converted from CVS. This commit is the start of the NEW history. Any historical data is intended to be grafted onto this point. Creation process: 1. Take final CVS checkout snapshot 2. Remove ALL ChangeLog* files 3. Transform all Manifests to thin 4. Remove empty Manifests 5. Convert all stale $Header$/$Id$ CVS keywords to non-expanded Git $Id$ 5.1. Do not touch files with -kb/-ko keyword flags. Signed-off-by: Robin H. Johnson <> X-Thanks: Alec Warner <> - did the GSoC 2006 migration tests X-Thanks: Robin H. Johnson <> - infra guy, herding this project X-Thanks: Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy <> - Former Gentoo developer, wrote Git features for the migration X-Thanks: Brian Harring <> - wrote much python to improve cvs2svn X-Thanks: Rich Freeman <> - validation scripts X-Thanks: Patrick Lauer <> - Gentoo dev, running new 2014 work in migration X-Thanks: Michał Górny <> - scripts, QA, nagging X-Thanks: All of other Gentoo developers - many ideas and lots of paint on the bikeshed