Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 296611
missing man pages for symlinked commands
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:16 EST
cdrkit creates symlinks to various binaries from the older cdrtools package that
it replaces. The package should also provide symlinks (or stub man pages or .so
man pages, etc.) to the man pages so users who only know the commands by their
previous (and far more obvious) names can find help a little easier.
The attached patch adds symlinks for the cdda2wav, cdrecord, dvdrecord, and
readcd man pages to the F-7 and devel branch spec files. Hopefully I've not
missed any needed links.
Created attachment 199821 [details]
patch to add manpage symlink creation to F-& and devel branch spec files
switched to alternatives :)
This seems to be taking the wrong slant on the problem. The general solution is
to have man detect the symbolic link and follow it to the right man page.
By the way: /usr/bin/mkisofs -> genisoimage
is another candidate.
As far as I can figure it out Ubuntu handles it that way. I am sorry but what
you suggest seems like a kludge.
These are the symlinks set up by "alternatives" in the new rpm packages:
what is a kludge here?