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    Linux Engineer hazel's Avatar
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    Angry I've lost less! How could Debian do this to me?


    I think Wheezy must have been released because they have unfrozen the Testing repo. I found over 50 updates waiting for me this morning.

    One of them was for man-db, but when I checked it, it said it would remove less. What could I do? Man is essential. And I thought I could just reinstall less afterwards, but it won't let me unless I remove man-db. It's one or the other.

    Of course I can still use more, but you can't go backwards with more like you can with less. Less was my favorite pager. Why did Debian do this?
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    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    It's due to a bug or change in less apparently.
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    Which Batman is the best,
    There's only one true answer my friend,
    It's Adam Bloody West!


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    Linux Engineer hazel's Avatar
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    It's back again! There was another big update this week and I noticed that it included a change in man-db, so I tried sudo apt-get install less and it came over without threatening to remove anything. Well, that's a relief!
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