Bug 48862 - /etc/cron.daily/makewhatis.cron from man-1.5i2-0.6x produces lstat() directory error message
Summary: /etc/cron.daily/makewhatis.cron from man-1.5i2-0.6x produces lstat() director...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 47784
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-07-12 08:51 UTC by sundell
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:34 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2001-07-12 08:51:26 UTC

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Description sundell 2001-07-12 08:51:22 UTC
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Description of problem:
Since installing the man-1.5i2-0.6x package on several machines, I have
received, every night without fail, these two errors from cron on each
machine (from the makewhatis cron script):

error: lstat() of directory /var/cache/man/X11R6/cat? failed: No such file
or directory
error: lstat() of directory /var/catman/X11R6/cat? failed: No such file or

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install man-1.5i2-0.6x.
2. Drink some coffee so you can stay up.
3. Read your email at 4:05am.

Actual Results:  There is mail from cron containing the errors above.

Expected Results:  No output.

Additional info:

Upgraded to man-1.5i2-0.6x from man-1.5i-0.6x.  No part of man.config or
any file or directory that seems remotely related to man has been touched.

cron indicates this environment:
X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/bash>
X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin>
X-Cron-Env: <MAILTO=root>
X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/>
X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=root>
output of man --path (from cron):

some directory listings:
% ls -l /var/catman
total 0
% ls -l /var/cache/man
total 6
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         5379 Jul  9 04:02 whatis

I tried removing that 'whatis' file (apparently it's left over from the
night before the upgrade -- why was it not removed?), but that did not
alter the behavior.

I love man-1.5i2 -- so far, looks like it's been a barrel of laughs.

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-07-12 14:36:22 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 47784 ***

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