Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 292321
running man as root broken
Last modified: 2008-05-02 04:53:50 EDT
Description of problem:
Running man as root returns empty man page.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
No manual page content.
Manual page with content.
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.
That's weird, I can't reproduce this bug, it works fine even with cache. Do you
have enough free space in /var?