Bug 104333 - Directory added to man.config not working
Directory added to man.config not working
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: man (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Chris Van Hoof
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-09-12 15:19 EDT by Ken Leung
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-12 18:59:55 EDT
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Description Ken Leung 2003-09-12 15:19:13 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

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 
to man.config:


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 

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How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

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.
Comment 1 Ken Leung 2003-09-12 18:33:45 EDT
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
Comment 2 Ken Leung 2003-09-12 18:59:55 EDT
Needed to add "div" to the MANSECT in /etc/man.config

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