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man misusing less after 2012/11/12 update

Postby dontregister » Wed Nov 14, 2012 0:22

running man man on sabayon kde i686:

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$ man man
There is no -l option ("less --help" for help)
-  (press RETURN)


Is this a problem I can fix or is it a packaging problem? If the latter, can anyone tell me how to roll back a package? (and which package, less or man?) I can't find out how in the equo --help.

Thanks
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Re: man misusing less after 2012/11/12 update

Postby dontregister » Thu Nov 15, 2012 23:54

I could really use some help, man is where I get most of my C documentation, which I need for my classes. I don't always have internet access.

Here's the versions:
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$ man --version
man 2.6.2
$ less --version
less 452 (PCRE regular expressions)
[removed extraneous lines]
$ equo query installed /man- | grep Installed -B 1
>>      @@ Package: sys-apps/man-db-2.6.2 branch: 5, [__system__]
>>         Installed:     version: 2.6.2 ~ tag: NoTag ~ revision: 0
--
>>      @@ Package: sys-apps/man-pages-3.42 branch: 5, [__system__]
>>         Installed:     version: 3.42 ~ tag: NoTag ~ revision: 0
--
>>      @@ Package: sys-apps/man-pages-posix-2003a branch: 5, [__system__]
>>         Installed:     version: 2003a ~ tag: NoTag ~ revision: 4
--
>>      @@ Package: virtual/man-0 branch: 5, [__system__]
>>         Installed:     version: 0 ~ tag: NoTag ~ revision: 0


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Re: man misusing less after 2012/11/12 update

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:59

Please file a bug report. To do that, click on the link 'Bugs' at the top of this page.
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Re: man misusing less after 2012/11/12 update

Postby King_DuckZ » Fri Nov 16, 2012 18:31

I think you just need to wait for a fix. The bug is well-known and a quick search on the internet shows that most distros are affected (eg: http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-bugs ... 01021.html). I'm also waiting for upstream to come up with a fix.
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Re: man misusing less after 2012/11/12 update

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sat Nov 17, 2012 18:17

^It's working for me in Gentoo, so a fix must already be available.
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Re: man misusing less after 2012/11/12 update

Postby Johnny Who » Sat Nov 24, 2012 18:57

It affected me too. It `s annoying, but hasn` t anyone noticed that you can read the doc by pressing the left arrow?
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