Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 48862
/etc/cron.daily/makewhatis.cron from man-1.5i2-0.6x produces lstat() directory error message
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:41 EDT
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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
error: lstat() of directory /var/catman/X11R6/cat? failed: No such file or
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.
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:
output of man --path (from cron):
some directory listings:
% ls -l /var/catman
% ls -l /var/cache/man
-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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 47784 ***