Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 60289
makewhatis barfs when man page file names have parentheses or other magic characters in them
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:36 EDT
Output from makewhatis:
sh: -c: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `./curses.h).'
sh: -c: line 1: `zcat ./curses.h).3x.pl1.gz'
This is because there are some broken man pages in the ncurses-devel package
with parentheses in their file names. Still, makewhatis should not barf, given
Agreed, fixed in -5.