Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10814
buggy man pages
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
There's a file called :.1.gz in /usr/man (being part of the bash2 package).
However, if you try something like this on that file:
zcat :.1.gz |nroff -man
You get an error:
realpath on `man1/builtins2.1' failed: No such file or directory
This is because this file is now called builtins2.1.gz (as all man pages
are compressed now). This is caused by the following line in :.1.gz:
so, probably unzip builtins2 or make : a link to that file ...
This posting goes to you as your package was one of the first ones I found
... a quick check (which might be wrong, but I found that it was always
true for those files I examined manually) showed 750 buggy files.
I used a simple script that I did execute in every directory (there might
be more simple methods, but it happened that I needed something like this
for i in *.gz ; do
zcat $i | man2html 2>/dev/null | \
done | grep "Invalid Manpage" | wc -l
COULD SOMEBODY CHECK THIS???
I think this is a _very_ bad thing. The bug is not big enough to update
every single package, but if you sum this up, it's quite a big mistake ...
(anyway, there are some packages - like bash2 - where this .so syntax is
used in quite a few files. So, maybe change those ...
There is also a file called ..1.gz in /usr/man/man1 which also comes
$ cd /usr/man/man1
$ gunzip -c ..1.gz
Looks like nroff doesn't handle .so correctly (it should automatically try
adding .gz, the way man does).
Still a problem.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 19555 ***