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Re: bin/18685: man -a displays both

The following reply was made to PR bin/18685; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Valery Ushakov <>
Subject: Re: bin/18685: man -a displays both
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 15:02:00 +0300

 On Sat, May 21, 2016 at 09:20:01 +0000, Abhinav Upadhyay wrote:
 >  I think this PR can be closed now? (Now that when we don't have
 >  formatted man pages any more).
 We don't *ship* formatted man pages any more.  Users may still opt to
 use cat pages.  Moreover, on systems that are being upgraded from
 older NetBSD releases the existing roff-formatted cat pages are kept
 intact and are only obsoleted when the source man page changes.
 E.g. I still have some 140 cat pages in cat1 of one of my older
 Please, don't confuse the default policy we chose for the distribution
 with the range of policies users should be able to use if they choose

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