Bug 146631 - MANPATH setting in /etc/man.config ignored
MANPATH setting in /etc/man.config ignored
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: man (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2005-01-31 00:20 EST by P Fudd
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-16 07:01:00 EST
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Description P Fudd 2005-01-31 00:20:04 EST
Description of problem:
I created a man page in /usr/local/man/man1/foo.1, but I can't view it
with man.  Typing 'man -w' doesn't list /usr/local/man.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type 'man -w'
2. Type 'mkdir -p /usr/local/man/man1; echo hello >
/usr/local/man/man1/foo.1; chmod -R a+rX /usr/local/man'
3. Type 'man -w'
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Additional info:
Strace shows that man is reading /etc/man.config, but isn't looking at
/usr/local/man.  I have changed the /etc/sysconfig/i18n file to say
Comment 1 P Fudd 2005-01-31 00:21:53 EST
Changing LANG="en_US.UTF-8" fixes the path problem.
Comment 2 Ivana Varekova 2005-03-16 07:01:00 EST
Thank your for your notice.
Works for man-1.5p-1.
Ivana Varekova 

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