Bug 58381 - Several man pages missing
Several man pages missing
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 147076
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-01-15 10:20 EST by Harri Haataja
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:25 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 15:32:17 EDT
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Man pages for files in /etc/sysconfig (9.72 KB, text/plain)
2003-12-01 15:02 EST, F. William Lynch
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Description Harri Haataja 2002-01-15 10:20:12 EST
Description of Problem:
Man pages for files like static-routes and other sysconfig files are missing.
All configuration files should be explained somewhere in a normal place.
Man pages are the normal place and this is one of the reasons "Linux" and RHL in
particular are ridiculed. (Mostly by the proud BSD people =)

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How Reproducible:
100% =)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. man -k static-routes
2. man networks

Actual Results:
static-routes: nothing appropriate
No manual entry for networks

Expected Results:
Informative manuals for vital configuration files.

Additional Information:
Having gui tools that no-one uses is not an excuse. =)
I can figure these out by reading the scripts but I view this as a flaw anyway.
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-01-15 12:05:06 EST
These files are documented in the initscripts doc directory, there are no man pages.
Comment 2 Scott R. Godin 2003-05-01 17:22:01 EDT
confirming this as *still missing in RH 8.0*
Comment 3 F. William Lynch 2003-12-01 15:02:35 EST
Created attachment 96263 [details]
Man pages for files in /etc/sysconfig
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2003-12-01 15:05:33 EST
Sorry about not responding earlier to the mail...

One thing that could be useful here is to generate docs as xml and
then genreate man pages from that. Not sure how much extra work that
would be, but it would then allow autogeneration of both manpages and
the sysconfig.txt meta document.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-29 15:32:17 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 14076 ***
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-29 15:32:35 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 147076 ***

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