Bug 595350 - DOCS: /usr/sbin/libvirtd does not have a man page
Summary: DOCS: /usr/sbin/libvirtd does not have a man page
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libvirt
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Justin Clift
QA Contact: Virtualization Bugs
Depends On:
Blocks: 618750 Rhel6.1LibvirtTier2
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Reported: 2010-05-24 12:31 UTC by Daniel Berrangé
Modified: 2015-09-28 02:08 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: libvirt-0.8.7-1.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 618750 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2011-05-19 13:18:55 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2011:0596 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE libvirt bug fix and enhancement update 2011-05-18 17:56:36 UTC

Description Daniel Berrangé 2010-05-24 12:31:06 UTC
Description of problem:
All executables in /usr/bin and /usr/sbin should have man pages. libvirtd does not have one.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. man libvirtd
Actual results:
None found

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 2 RHEL Program Management 2010-06-07 15:59:24 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 3 Justin Clift 2010-07-08 19:25:25 UTC
A patch has been submitted upstream for adding a man page for libvirtd:


Comment 4 Justin Clift 2010-07-09 14:41:38 UTC
The patch for this has been pushed into upstream source.

Comment 5 Justin Clift 2010-07-12 19:44:05 UTC
Additional patch, removing the requirement of unicode support in pod2man:


I still need to get this included in RHEL 6.

Comment 7 Daniel Veillard 2010-10-11 15:36:02 UTC
Patch is upstream, 


Comment 8 Justin Clift 2011-01-07 18:13:10 UTC
This was included in upstream libvirt some time ago, by these two commits:

commit c6a6dc1d2d04b1d5aeb6978577f4d08a216f93ed
Author: Justin Clift <jclift@redhat.com>
Date:   Fri Jul 9 19:21:39 2010 +1000

    libvirtd: add man page for libvirtd

    With gracious thanks to Chris Lalancette for helping knock the
    description section into shape.

    This addresses BZ #595350


commit de7d4c6ae7b08db0e00a8250e4d0dff134702b4d
Author: Justin Clift <jclift@redhat.com>
Date:   Tue Jul 13 05:33:35 2010 +1000

    man pages: update authors and copyright notice for libvirtd and virsh

    This patch removes the individual author names from the libvirtd and virsh
    man pages, instead referring to the main AUTHORS file distributed with
    libvirt.  This approach is needed, as we can't guarantee unicode support
    across all versions of pod2man used with libvirt.

    Additionally, this patch includes the libvirtd man page in the spec file
    used with "make rpm".  Without this patch "make rpm" is broken.

Comment 9 Jiri Denemark 2011-01-09 23:57:53 UTC
Built into libvirt-0.8.7-1.el6

Comment 10 Cui Chun 2011-01-10 10:24:34 UTC
Verified. Passed. 

Test environment:

1. # man libvirtd
 manual page can be shown correctly.

2.compare manual page with libvirtd help
  All options has been descripted in manual page.

Comment 12 Cui Chun 2011-02-01 02:32:50 UTC
Rechecked it on the following test environment according to comment 10. It is passed.

Test environment:

Comment 17 errata-xmlrpc 2011-05-19 13:18:55 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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