Bug 456219 - Location and status of proc.txt are unclear, misleading.
Location and status of proc.txt are unclear, misleading.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: man-pages (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
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Reported: 2008-07-22 05:58 EDT by James R Grinter
Modified: 2013-04-15 04:57 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-11-11 04:14:02 EST
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Description James R Grinter 2008-07-22 05:58:49 EDT
Description of problem:

man page for proc(5) says "See Also ...
/usr/src/linux/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt", but this is the wrong location. 

When you find it, at
/usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-2.6.18/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt (your
kernel-doc version may vary), you discover that it seems to be out of date, as
it doesn't seem to have been updated since kernel versions 2.2.12 and 2.4.0, or
November 2000 (it's different to the one that came with RHEL4, but the average
reader may not compare them to find out, and so its contents become unclear and

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

2.6.18.* (though the same applies to RHEL4's 2.6.9.*)

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. man proc
2. yum -y install kernel-doc
3. less /usr/src/linux/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt -- no such file
4. rpm -ql kernel-doc | fgrep proc.txt
5. less /usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-2.6.18/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
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Comment 1 Don Domingo 2008-07-22 18:28:17 EDT
reassigning to kernel component, as i'm not sure what the proper component
should be.

in any case, ECS does not have access to documentation in question, as man pages
and other documentation noted in above description do not fall under our purview. 

also CC'ing riel@redhat.com, since his name appears in man proc.
Comment 2 Rik van Riel 2008-07-22 18:50:38 EDT
The man page for proc(5) is part of the man-pages RPM:

$ rpm -qf /usr/share/man/man5/proc.5.gz 
Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2009-11-11 04:14:02 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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