Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 151541
Repeated man pages
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:06 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
man -a time - you will see two time(2) man pages. man 2 time does not exhibit this problem.
RHEL 3 U4, up2dated completely.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
should resolved on this problem. Nowdays upstream version contains these man
pages in both directories.