Bug 178744 - Man page name is ridiculous
Man page name is ridiculous
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-mouse (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
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Blocks: FC5Target
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Reported: 2006-01-23 17:40 EST by Paul Nasrat
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-02 03:48:09 EST
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Description Paul Nasrat 2006-01-23 17:40:15 EST
Description of problem:

man mouse-manpage-from-xorg-which-conflicts-with-system-manpage-thankyou

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. look for man page for mouse driver
2. find it's named as above

Actual results:

An irritating name to type

Expected results:

A sensible man page name xorg-mouse or xorg-input-mouse.4

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2006-01-27 18:36:48 EST
Currently X.org installs manpages in the same directories as system manpages,
causing a conflict of the mouse manpage.  All of the X driver manpages have
the same manpage name as the driver, which is sensible and consistent.

The combination of these two factors, leaves us with a conflicting manpage
name.  The X.Org manpage has temporarily been renamed in the above manner
intentionally as a reminder to fix the underlying and more important issue,
which is that of the manpages being installed in the wrong directory
intentionally by X.Org upstream.

The underlying issue is something that needs to be resolved upstream, and
we will be working with upstream to come to a solution, at which point the
problem being reported will vanish as we undo this workaround.

Adding to FC5Target
Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2006-02-01 18:21:51 EST
Perhaps moving this one to section 4x (see xorg-x11-drv-citron,
xorg-x11-drv-jamstudio, etc.) where other input driver man pages
currently live?
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2006-02-02 03:48:09 EST
All of the X11R7 manpages reside in the system manpage directories.  There
is no 4x dirs in X11R7.

I've renamed the manpage to "mouse-driver" for now, which should be more
than adequate workaround for this non-critical problem, until we can get
the larger problem addressed upstream, which may or may not be before
FC5, however it isn't a major showstopper.

The new driver package will be built tonight, but might not hit rawhide
until the day after tomorrow.

Setting status to RAWHIDE.

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