Bug 60676 - makewhatis breaks
makewhatis breaks
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: wdovlrrw
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-03-04 12:43 EST by David Balažic
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-23 09:44:45 EST
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Description David Balažic 2002-03-04 12:43:25 EST
On a fresh 7.2.90 system :

# makewhatis
/usr/sbin/makewhatis: cd: /usr/man: No such file or directory

the whatis database is not built
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-03-07 09:42:32 EST
Not reproducable in 7.2.91.
Comment 2 David Balažic 2002-03-23 09:44:40 EST
The same on beta2 for me.
Maybe something created /usr/man on your system and that "covers" the bug ?
I did a minimum fresh install.
Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-03-25 08:50:15 EST
No, I don't have a /usr/man and I can't find anything in the code needing it. It's listed  
as a secondary man path (and that should stay for legacy applications), but there's  
nothing in the code that would insist on it. 
This is in beta3, of course, maybe something was changed in between.
Comment 4 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-03-25 09:07:51 EST
Oh, found the problem. It's triggered only if no existing whatis database exists. Fixed in 
Comment 5 David Balažic 2002-03-27 05:49:30 EST
Bug still in beta3, as it has only man-1.5j-5

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