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Update man-db to 2.8.7

Authored by kyrios123 on Aug 27 2019, 3:37 PM.




  • Further workarounds for ESET File Security: allow sendmsg when it is in use.
  • The seccomp sandbox now causes disallowed system calls to return EPERM rather than raising SIGSYS, in the hope of being less disruptive to preload hacks.
  • Make seccomp sandbox allow getrandom, used by Hardened Malloc.
  • man no longer saves cat pages if --no-hyphenation or --no-justification is used.
  • Return database entries in sorted order when using NDBM. (This is based on a similar fix to the GDBM backend in man-db 2.4.2.)


  • Recognise Esperanto, Tamil, and Ukrainian translations of the NAME section.

Signed-off-by: Pierre-Yves <>

Test Plan
$ man
What manual page do you want?
$ man --version
man 2.8.7
$ mandb
0 man subdirectories contained newer manual pages.
0 manual pages were added.
0 stray cats were added.
0 old database entries were purged.
$ whatis ls
ls (1)               - list directory contents

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Event Timeline

kyrios123 created this revision.Aug 27 2019, 3:37 PM
kyrios123 requested review of this revision.Aug 27 2019, 3:37 PM
JoshStrobl accepted this revision.Aug 27 2019, 4:20 PM
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LGTM, thanks!

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Aug 27 2019, 4:20 PM
This revision was automatically updated to reflect the committed changes.