Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 42195
missing resolv.conf(5) manpage
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:24 EDT
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
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.
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...
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.
OK, I'll make a new build where it isn't deleted...
It's included in man-pages-1.36-2. Bero, remove it from the bind package to
Hm, resolv.conf.5 of the man-pages package is very incomplete. Just compare with
Bero's version of it. Especially the "options" section.