switching from man to man-db

Ivana Hutarova Varekova varekova at redhat.com
Wed Feb 24 12:34:00 UTC 2010

I'd like to switch from man 
(http://primates.ximian.com/~flucifredi/man/) to man-db project 
man-db seems for me to be better choice then the original man. The 
reasons are:
* the upstream very active in man-db, man upstream almost does not 
response and the last version was released in 2007
* because of the previous comment man-db have more features then man
* man-db uses Berkeley db instead of text file for the index of man pages
* Debian, Ubuntu, SuSE use man-db
As the first step I want to add man-db to fedora cvs.
Comments welcomed.


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