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Bug 292321 - running man as root broken
running man as root broken
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: man (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2007-09-16 03:24 EDT by Michael
Modified: 2008-05-02 04:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-02 04:53:50 EDT
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Description Michael 2007-09-16 03:24:07 EDT
Description of problem:

Running man as root returns empty man page.

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


How reproducible:

As root run "man ls" or browse any manual page.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login as root
2. Look up a manual page e.g man ls
Actual results:

No manual page content.

Expected results:

Manual page with content.

Additional info:

Looks to be a problem with caching:

-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Sep 16 17:06 /var/cache/man/cat1/ls.1.bz2

Once NOCACHE is enabled in /etc/man.config the problem goes away.
Comment 1 Jiri Moskovcak 2007-12-18 08:52:41 EST
That's weird, I can't reproduce this bug, it works fine even with cache. Do you 
have enough free space in /var?


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