Bug 558387 - Systemtap man pages override standard C man pages
Systemtap man pages override standard C man pages
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemtap (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Frank Ch. Eigler
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-01-25 00:15 EST by D. Wagner
Modified: 2010-04-05 15:34 EDT (History)
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Description D. Wagner 2010-01-25 00:15:36 EST
Description of problem:

If systemtap is installed, its man pages override the standard C library man pages.  That's a poor default.

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How reproducible: 100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install systemtap
2. Run "man strlen"
Actual results: You see a systemtap man page (/usr/share/man/man3/strlen.3stap.gz)

Expected results: One should see a standard C library man page (/usr/share/man/man3/strlen.3.gz)

This affects a few other man pages as well (e.g., strtol).
Comment 1 Mark Wielaard 2010-01-25 03:36:54 EST
This is upstream bug http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=11210
"3stap man pages colliding with 3"
Comment 2 William Cohen 2010-04-05 15:34:13 EDT
This is fixed in systemtap-1.2-1.fc12.

The following will now provide the systemtap strlen man page:

man function::strlen

List of all the strlen commands on the system:

whatis strlen
strlen               (3)  - calculate the length of a string
strlen               (3p)  - get string length
strlen               (3stap)  - Returns the length of a string
strlen               (9)  - Find the length of a string
strlen [string]      (3)  - string operations

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