Bug 140729 - makewhatis located in /usr/bin and not in /usr/sbin
makewhatis located in /usr/bin and not in /usr/sbin
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: man (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
Ben Levenson
: 154177 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-11-24 10:29 EST by Kjell Arne Rekaa
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-17 08:05:35 EST
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Description Kjell Arne Rekaa 2004-11-24 10:29:31 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

Description of problem:
The man documentation of whatis(1) tells the following in the 
The whatis database is created using the command /usr/sbin/makewhatis.

But the makewhatis IS NOT located in /usr/sbin:
# which makewhatis

Since the the man page of makewhatis(8) clearly put the command in
section 8 (manager specific) it does make sense to actually put the
makewhatis program/script in /usr/sbin.

My Fedore Core 2 is last updated 23-nov-2004:

uname -a
Linux konqueror.sds.no 2.6.9-1.6_FC2smp #1 SMP Thu Nov 18 22:20:16 EST
2004 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Kjell Arne

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. man whatis | egrep makewhatis
2. which makewhatis
3. (Note the difference...)

Actual Results:  
# which makewhatis

Expected Results:  
# which makewhatis

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ivana Varekova 2005-03-16 04:30:00 EST
Thank you for your notice.
It was be fixed (in man-1.5p-2).
Ivana Varekova 
Comment 2 Ivana Varekova 2005-04-08 03:33:35 EDT
*** Bug 154177 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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