Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 504899
mailx man page description doesn't match mailx implementation
Last modified: 2009-10-12 10:11:47 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #188313 +++
Description of problem:
The options for mailx descriped in the mailx man page does not match the implementation of mailx.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run "man mailx"
2. use that information to try to use /bin/mailx
Many options fail.
For example, the "-e" option is described in the man page, but running "mailx -e" produces:
mailx: invalid option -- e
Usage: mail [-iInv] [-s subject] [-c cc-addr] [-b bcc-addr] to-addr ...
[-- sendmail-options ...]
mail [-iInNv] -f [name]
mail [-iInNv] [-u user]
The options described in the mailx man page should match what the mailx program accepts.
Looks strange. Does "man mail" describe "-e" option as well or not?
("man mailx" refers to /usr/share/man/man1p/mailx.1p.gz from the "man-pages" package, whereas "man mail" refers to own mailx's manual /usr/share/man/man1/mail.1.gz)
What is your output of "which mailx" or "type mailx", and "rpm -qf /bin/mailx" ?
Do you have access to a Fedora system where you can check it out?
Sure! But on my system, it works fine... ;)
I have the same problem. Turns out I am not using the mailx from the fedora package -- at some point in the distant past I'd installed another in /usr/local/bin when the fedora one crashed. Just checked the current fedora mailx and it seems fine. I suspect JW's problem may be similar, in which case this is notabug.
It *was* a bug.
It was fixed in a previous version: somewhere just before 12.4-1 and possibly as a result of this bug report.
So please amend from NOTABUG to CURRENTRELEASE or just plain RESOLED (there should be such a Status or dont bugs ever get fixed?)
For comment #5 :
> It was fixed in a previous version: somewhere just before 12.4-1
According to http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/viewvc/rpms/mailx/F-10/,
mailx in F10 was last changed 14 months ago (ie. in August 2008), whereas your bug report about F10's mailx is dated at 2009-06-09 ...