2023-09-21 16:22:00 UTC
Does anyone know for a fact whether 1.6g was the final release of man,
the man program in Slackware 14.2? I've found the following thread in
the place with the ads, but it reads like a suspicion that maintenance
stopped not a 100% definitive statement. I can't find a final
announcement from the maintainer saying he had stopped. But I can't find
where the source might be hosted either.
I also don't see much written about the decision to change to man-db in
15.0. Guess that was drama free, eh?
I'm starting a new run through Linux from Scratch and am deciding
whether to substitute in man-1.6g, stick with man-db, or try to make
mandoc work. Leaning towards man-1.6g, just as an educational exercise.
(I have nothing against man-db, btw.) Perhaps I should pick up Mancha's
makewhatis patch from 14.2.