Bug 6046 - Redhat incorrectly ships some catpages in the man directories
Summary: Redhat incorrectly ships some catpages in the man directories
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-18 12:23 UTC by tchrist
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2001-01-30 22:07:42 UTC

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Description tchrist 1999-10-18 12:23:52 UTC
One expects to find unformatted versions of the
documentation in the /usr/man/man?/ directories,
and formatted ones in /usr/man/cat?/.  However,
you seem to stick whatever you feel like in
/usr/man/man?/.  This is inconsistent, and wrong.

For example, I found this out unpleasantly while poking
around looking for
manpage stuff on linux.  Yes, doriath below is the redhat
despite whatever the comment in the page says.


doriath(tchrist)% head /usr/man/man1/mail.1
.\"     $OpenBSD: mail.1,v 1.5 1994/06/29 05:09:32 deraadt
Exp $
.\" Copyright (c) 1980, 1990, 1993
.\"     The Regents of the University of California.  All
rights reserved.
.\" Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with
or without
.\" modification, are permitted provided that the following
.\" are met:
.\" 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above
.\"    notice, this list of conditions and the following
.\" 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the
above copyright

doriath(tchrist)% head /usr/man/man1/mailq.1

MAILQ(1)                     UNIX Reference
Manual                    MAILQ(1)

     mailq [-v]


     mailq - print the mail queue

Manpages go in mandirs.
Catpages go in catdirs.

thank you,


Comment 1 tchrist 1999-10-24 20:56:59 UTC
Here would appear to be the list of these:


A program to find them will be there soon.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-01-30 22:07:38 UTC
Most of these are sendmail. Assigning there.

Comment 3 Florian La Roche 2001-02-07 11:22:41 UTC
This is already fixed in current rpms. Thanks for this report.

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