Bug 12167 - XFree86 man files null
Summary: XFree86 man files null
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
: 12315 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-06-12 21:20 UTC by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-29 08:46:05 UTC

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Description Gene Czarcinski 2000-06-12 21:20:32 UTC
Most (all?) of the XFree86 4.0 unqiue man files are null (in effect
missing) -- e.g., /usr/X11R6/man/man1/XFree86.1x.gz and

The missing information is critical to correctly configuring the
/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file.  For example, only here is the DefaultDepth
option documented.

Other examples are the driver man files in /usr/X11R6/man/man4/.


Comment 1 Michael Redinger 2000-06-16 15:53:16 UTC
*** Bug 12315 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Gene Czarcinski 2000-06-16 16:04:08 UTC
Since posting this bug, I have come to realize that this is probably NOT a
RedHat problem but is basic to the current (4.0) distribution of XFree86. 
Looking through the directory tree built by the SRPM for XFree86-4.0, the man
files are not obviously present.  This may be an indication that 4.0 is not
ready for prime time.


Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-03 22:53:52 UTC
It's actually a problem with the preprocessor in the compiler. This
should be fixed in XFree86-4.0-0.30 and later builds.

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