Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 104333
Directory added to man.config not working
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:53 EST
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Description of problem:
After adding a directory containing man pages to /etc/man.config, we still
cannot read the man pages in that directory. We added the following directory
Immediately afterwards we attempt to execute "man Blast" (Blast.man is a man
page in /network/usr/share/man/mandiv). It returns the messages "No manual
entry for Blast". We have a RedHat 7.2 system with the exact same man.config,
and its man (man-1.5i2-6) and has absolutely no problem finding the same man
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add new directory to man.config
2. Run "man subject" for a subject.man page in the new directory
Actual Results: Returns "No manual entry for (subject)"
Expected Results: Should display the man page correctly.
We did not reboot the system or restart any services after editing man.config.
A "man -d man" returns "found man directory /network/usr/share/man", showing
that it found our directory. However the results section which says "path
directory xxx is in the config file" does not even mention the new directory.
man -d man actually does talk about the added
directory "/network/usr/share/man". The output is below:
adding /network/usr/share/man to manpath
using default preprocessor sequence
found tbl(1) directive
Needed to add "div" to the MANSECT in /etc/man.config