Bug 169479 - Missing man page for efibootmgr
Missing man page for efibootmgr
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: elilo (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2005-09-28 14:00 EDT by Bryan Stillwell
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-28 14:55:17 EDT
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Man page from debian (2.94 KB, application/octet-stream)
2005-09-28 14:06 EDT, Bryan Stillwell
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Description Bryan Stillwell 2005-09-28 14:00:25 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050922 Firefox/1.0.7 (Ubuntu package 1.0.7)

Description of problem:
Using rpm to query the contents of the following package shows that there is not a valid man page for efibootmgr:


I checked on one of my Debian systems and there does appear to be a proper man page for this program with the following comment at the bottom:

"This man page was generated by dann frazier <dannf@debian.org> for the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, but may be used by others."

I believe that it should be standard packaging policy to have man pages for any binary located in /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, and /usr/sbin.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "man efibootmgr" and see if a proper man page is displayed.

Actual Results:  # man efibootmgr
No manual entry for efibootmgr

Expected Results:  Proper man page should be displayed.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bryan Stillwell 2005-09-28 14:06:33 EDT
Created attachment 119382 [details]
Man page from debian
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2005-09-28 14:27:52 EDT
Matt -- want to add it to upstream efibootmgr and then I'll pull down a new
tarball? :)
Comment 3 Matt Domsch 2005-09-28 14:41:49 EDT
It's already in the upstream efibootmgr.  I was glad that Dann wrote it.
It's a packaging bug in the elilo RPM script that it's not installing the 
manpage already in the package.  Something like this (untested, may not be to 
usual RPM spec standards):

--- elilo.spec.~1.14.~  2005-03-26 21:53:25.000000000 -0600
+++ elilo.spec  2005-09-28 13:42:15.000000000 -0500
@@ -48,6 +48,7 @@

 mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/usr/sbin
 install -m 755 efibootmgr-%{efibootmgr_ver}/src/efibootmgr/efibootmgr 
+install -m 644 efibootmgr-%{efibootmgr_ver}/src/man/man8/efibootmgr.8 

@@ -57,6 +58,7 @@
 %doc docs/* README.* LIMITATIONS ChangeLog efibootmgr-%
+%doc /usr/share/man/man8/efibootmgr.8

 * Thu Mar  3 2005 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com> - 3.4-11
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2005-09-28 14:55:17 EDT
That'll teach me to look closer.  Thanks, will add and do a build
Comment 5 Bryan Stillwell 2005-09-28 15:08:40 EDT
Jeremy and Matt,

Thanks for the quick responses!  Is there any chance this fix can be marked for
inclusion into rhel4u2 or rhel4u3?


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