Bug 6177 - minor problem in sox package, link for 'rec' man page is wrong.
minor problem in sox package, link for 'rec' man page is wrong.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 5669
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sox (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-10-21 00:58 EDT by Jeff Norden
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:10 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-21 13:37:51 EDT
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Description Jeff Norden 1999-10-21 00:58:51 EDT
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: root@norden.math.tntech.edu (Cron Daemon)
  To: root@norden.math.tntech.edu
  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.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-21 13:37:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5669 ***

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