Bug 292321 - running man as root broken
Summary: running man as root broken
Status: CLOSED INSUFFICIENT_DATA
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: man
Version: 5.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Ivana Varekova
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2007-09-16 07:24 UTC by Michael
Modified: 2008-05-02 08:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-02 08:53:50 UTC


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Description Michael 2007-09-16 07:24:07 UTC
Description of problem:

Running man as root returns empty man page.


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

man-1.6d-1.1


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
3.
  
Actual results:

No manual page content.

Expected results:

Manual page with content.

Additional info:

Looks to be a problem with caching:

/var/cache/man/cat1/ls.1.bz2 
-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 13:52:41 UTC
That's weird, I can't reproduce this bug, it works fine even with cache. Do you 
have enough free space in /var?

Jirka


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