Bug 1264359 - Man pages should be installed in arch specific directory
Summary: Man pages should be installed in arch specific directory
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mpich
Version: 22
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2015-09-18 09:46 UTC by Jonathan Underwood
Modified: 2015-12-06 19:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: mpich-3.1.4-7.fc23
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-12-06 19:20:17 UTC


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Description Jonathan Underwood 2015-09-18 09:46:27 UTC
Description of problem:
The mpich package installs its man pages under a non-arch specific directory:

/usr/share/man/mpich/man1

whereas the guidelines[1] state:

As include files and manual pages are bound to overlap between different MPI implementations, they MUST also placed outside normal directories. It is possible that some man pages or include files (either those of the MPI compiler itself or of some MPI software installed in the compiler's directory) are architecture specific (e.g. a definition on a 32-bit arch differs from that on a 64-bit arch), the directories that MUST be used are as follows: 

Man pages 	%{_mandir}/%{name}-%{_arch}%{?_cc_name_suffix}/

The openmpi package gets this right, for reference. So, the man pages need to be moved, and the environment module file updated accordingly.


[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:MPI

Comment 1 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2015-11-16 16:31:13 UTC
I don't think arch-specific man pages make much sense, but since the guidelines state "MUST", I'll just follow that.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2015-11-16 18:41:01 UTC
mpich-3.1.4-6.fc23 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 23. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2015-be322c3755

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2015-11-18 16:52:43 UTC
mpich-3.1.4-7.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
$ su -c 'dnf --enablerepo=updates-testing update mpich'
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2015-be322c3755

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2015-12-06 19:20:09 UTC
mpich-3.1.4-7.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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