Bug 42195 - missing resolv.conf(5) manpage
Summary: missing resolv.conf(5) manpage
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man-pages
Version: 7.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-24 20:04 UTC by Daniel Roesen
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-06-01 15:22:37 UTC

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Description Daniel Roesen 2001-05-24 20:04:58 UTC
glibc RPMs misses the resolv.conf manpage which is provided by the BIND
RPMs. This is technically (and operational) wrong as this manpage has to
reflect the resolver version used in glibc, not of the current installed
BIND version.

Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2001-06-01 10:38:12 UTC
glibc (at least the non-devel glibc subpackages) should not provide any man
pages, it is man-pages rpm which should. I agree that it would be good idea
to move resolv.conf from bind to man-pages, though it will need some
conflict rpm headers to deal with the move.

Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-06-01 14:56:07 UTC
I much prefer to keep man pages from packages with their own man-pages in these
packages, as this makes sure they're uptodate. Currently, I delete the
resolv.conf man page from man-pages to avoid conflicts...

Bero (bind maintainer), what would you prefer? I'd like to keep it the way it is...

Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-06-01 15:20:15 UTC
Since resolv.conf is useful even on systems that don't have any bind* packages 
installed, it might make more sense in man-pages, but both ways are ok for me.

Comment 4 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-06-01 15:22:31 UTC
OK, I'll make a new build where it isn't deleted...

Comment 5 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-06-01 15:25:38 UTC
It's included in man-pages-1.36-2. Bero, remove it from the bind package to
avoid conflicts.

Comment 6 Daniel Roesen 2001-06-25 01:28:08 UTC
Hm, resolv.conf.5 of the man-pages package is very incomplete. Just compare with
Bero's version of it. Especially the "options" section.

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