Bug 1612159 - Man page scan results for OpenIPMI
Summary: Man page scan results for OpenIPMI
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: OpenIPMI
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Josef Ridky
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: FedoraManpagescan
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-08-03 15:58 UTC by Maryna Nalbandian
Modified: 2018-09-05 10:59 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-08-09 11:49:03 UTC
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2018-08-03 15:59 UTC, Maryna Nalbandian
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Description Maryna Nalbandian 2018-08-03 15:58:47 UTC
In order to improve usability of packages in Fedora, project Man Page Scan was created and its task is to provide consistency of man pages (and documentation in general). The results are now available for package maintainers to fix documentation issues.

If you need to re-run the check yourself, here is the simple process of man page check:

1. Download man-page-day from:


2. Run the script:
    $ ./man-page-day.sh OpenIPMI

Comment 1 Maryna Nalbandian 2018-08-03 15:59:05 UTC
Created attachment 1473044 [details]

Comment 2 Josef Ridky 2018-08-09 11:49:03 UTC
Missing man page isn't available in upstream.

Comment 3 "FeRD" (Frank Dana) 2018-08-24 20:58:28 UTC
I'm sort of surprised that the man-page-day scanner didn't catch it, but this:

checking /usr/share/man/man1/ipmicmd.1.gz:
this man page is link to /usr/share/man/man1/ipmicmd.1.gz, skipping

Is actually a problem, and because of it the first time you try to read that man page, you get only:

$ man ipmicmd 
man: /usr/share/man/man1/ipmicmd.1 is self referencing
No manual entry for ipmicmd

(Subsequent attempts won't even produce the "is self referencing" message.)

I _suspect_ /usr/share/man/man1/ipmicmd.1 is supposed to link to openipmicmd.1, the same way ipmish.1 links to openipmish.1:

# This works fine
$ zcat /usr/share/man/man1/ipmish.1.gz
.so man1/openipmish.1

# This breaks
$ zcat /usr/share/man/man1/ipmicmd.1.gz
.so man1/ipmicmd.1

Comment 4 "FeRD" (Frank Dana) 2018-08-24 21:33:22 UTC
Filed the above as bug 1622247.

Comment 5 Josef Ridky 2018-09-05 10:59:06 UTC
Fixed in Fedora.

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