Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18857
GnoSamba Help Fails
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:59 EDT
Any attempt to use Help inside GnoSamba generates an error message "Cannot
open man page. Verify you have it installed and in your MANPATH".
With no MANPATH defined, the console window from which I launched GnoSamba
indicates that the program is looking for man pages in "/usr/man/man5"
and "/usr/local/man/man5". Since the man pages moved to "/usr/share/man"
in the 7.0 RedHat release, perhaps this program's rpm should be rebuilt to
look for its man pages in the new location.
As info, setting MANPATH to "/usr/share/man" does allow the program to
operate normally. However, having to set MANPATH to a value included in
the default man path used by every other app would seem to me to be bad
Can you please try out this package:
It's patched with the default /usr/share/man path included.
Please let me know how it goes, either way.
Got the new RPM and installed it. 'Help' works as expected. There were four
additional console messages of the form '<standard input>:5460: warning:
numeric expression expected (got 's')'. The other three were the same message
with numbers 5526, 5550, and 5579 against "/usr/share/man/man5/smb.conf.gz".
Help did display the requested info. Perhaps just a formatting issue?
I think that it's expected behaviour. If you test it like I did (cp
/usr/share/man/man5 to /usr/man/man5) and run the old client the same output on
the console is given, and the same happens when MANPATH is set to
I am resolving this to "rawhide" for right now. I will release an errata for
this once it gets through the QA process, ance that's done it will be resolved
Thanks, and "case closed."