This is minor, but after upgrading from 6.0 to 6.1 the
symbolic link for the 'rec' man page was broken.
In /usr/man/man1, I had
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 37 Oct 17 21:24
rec.1 -> /var/tmp/sox-root/usr/man/man1/play.1
(the above should be read as all one line).
The interesting thing is that this manifested itself a week
later in mail to root about the failure of run-parts on
cron.weekly. The entire message was:
From: email@example.com (Cron Daemon)
Subject: Cron <root@norden> run-parts /etc/cron.weekly
Read file error: ./rec.1 No such file or directory
This also points up a weakness in /usr/sbin/makewhatis, in
that it doesn't do a very good job of error reporting. It
doesn't even report its own name (so I had to start by
looking in cron.weekly) nor does it report the full path to
the offending file.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you'd like me to submit a
patch and I'll work one up for you.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5669 ***