Bug 151541 - Repeated man pages
Repeated man pages
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: man-pages (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2005-03-18 20:14 EST by Binand Sethumadhavan
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-30 04:12:52 EDT
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Description Binand Sethumadhavan 2005-03-18 20:14:48 EST
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Description of problem:
A number of man pages are repeated in /usr/share/man/en/man?/ and /usr/share/man/man?/ directories. The don't even look exactly identical (even though the text of the manpage as displayed by man(1) looks the same):

[root@server man]# ls -l ./en/man2/getdomainname.2.gz ./man2/getdomainname.2.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         1190 Jun 10  2001 ./en/man2/getdomainname.2.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         1188 Oct  5 08:16 ./man2/getdomainname.2.gz

Just an annoyance, especially when you do something like man -a.

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Steps to Reproduce:
man -a time - you will see two time(2) man pages. man 2 time does not exhibit this problem.

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RHEL 3 U4, up2dated completely.
Comment 1 Ivana Varekova 2005-08-30 04:12:52 EDT
Thank you for your notice. There are reasons why these man pages should be in
/usr/share/man/en/man?/ and /usr/share/man/man?/ directories and there are
reasons why they should not be there. I think upstream (mtk-manpages@gmx.net)
should resolved on this problem. Nowdays upstream version contains these man
pages in both directories. 

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