Bug 214590 - Documentation on hal lacking
Documentation on hal lacking
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
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Reported: 2006-11-08 10:21 EST by AW Coleman
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:47 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 12:45:12 EDT
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Description AW Coleman 2006-11-08 10:21:41 EST
Description of problem:
Documentation on hal lacking
man -k hal returns
hal                 (rpm) - Hardware Abstraction Layer
man hal returns
No manual entry for hal
Gnome Help for Hardware Abstraction Layer returns an entry
hal manual page Hardware Abstraction Layer  0.1
that gives a Could not load document error

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

How reproducible:
man -k hal
man hal
Search for "Hardware Abstraction Layer" in Gnome Help

Steps to Reproduce:
1. man -k hal
2. man hal
3. Search for "Hardware Abstraction Layer" in Gnome Help
Actual results:
No information returned for HAL

Expected results:
A manual page for HAL, or no information returned
from "man -k" or Gnome Help suggesting there is a
man page for HAL.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ivana Varekova 2006-11-09 09:04:25 EST
For each installed package man add to whatisdatabase short package description
(from the rpm database). man -k hal shows this info.
There is no hal man page - but this is not man-pages package problem, hal man
pages should be in hal package. I'm reassigning this bag agains hal. 
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 00:32:05 EDT
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 12:45:10 EDT
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