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Bug 49087 - gnome-help-browser can't find man pages
gnome-help-browser can't find man pages
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-07-13 10:27 EDT by chris
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:15 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-25 10:56:32 EDT
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Description chris 2001-07-13 10:27:02 EDT
If I type "man:getrlimit(2)" into the location bar of gnome-help-browser,
it displays the manpage.  However, if I type "man:setrlimit(2)" (which
contains a .so macro to include the same manpage), I get an error dialog
saying the manpage can't be found.  The equivalent behaviour occurs for
other manpages which detail multiple commands/functions.

I've checked that /usr/share/man (which is where those pages are located)
is included in the Man Path in the preferences box.

Typing "man getrlimit" or "man setrlimit" at the command line both work

Comment 1 chris 2001-07-25 10:56:26 EDT
Just noticed that similarly (though not identically), "man:read" says it can't
find the page, whereas "man:read(2)" works fine.
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-03-04 15:50:25 EST
We're working on a replacement for gnome-help-browser as we move to GNOME 2. 
No active fixing on the old browser.

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