Bug 18857 - GnoSamba Help Fails
GnoSamba Help Fails
Product: Red Hat Powertools
Classification: Retired
Component: GnoSamba (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Powers
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Reported: 2000-10-10 18:09 EDT by Bob Rose
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-16 10:06:03 EDT
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Description Bob Rose 2000-10-10 18:09:25 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 
Comment 1 Tim Powers 2000-10-16 09:20:14 EDT
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.

Comment 2 Bob Rose 2000-10-16 09:44:36 EDT
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?

Comment 3 Tim Powers 2000-10-16 09:59:33 EDT
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
to "errata".

Comment 4 Bob Rose 2000-10-16 10:06:01 EDT
Thanks, and "case closed."

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