Bug 621832 - Man page is missing options mentioned in --help
Summary: Man page is missing options mentioned in --help
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm   
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Reported: 2010-08-06 08:50 UTC by Kamil Páral
Modified: 2012-05-11 08:24 UTC (History)
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Description Kamil Páral 2010-08-06 08:50:18 UTC
Description of problem:
In 'rpm --help' there are some options printed that are not mentioned in the man page. For example:
rpm --define
rpm --eval
rpm --macros
(and maybe some others)
can be found in 'rpm --help', but can't be found in 'man rpm'.

I believe the man page should describe all available options. Certainly all options available in --help printout should be mentioned there.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm-4.8.1-2.fc13.x86_64

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Comment 2 Kamil Páral 2011-06-01 12:45:55 UTC
The same problem is in Fedora 14.

Comment 3 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2012-04-13 23:10:19 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 4 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2012-04-13 23:12:46 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 5 Panu Matilainen 2012-05-11 07:05:41 UTC
The manual has seen quite a few additions since this was reported, eg --eval and --define are now documented. --macros is something that would probably be better off being hidden than documented as its not a particularly useful option, being the way it is.

Comment 6 Kamil Páral 2012-05-11 08:24:37 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> --macros is something that would probably be
> better off being hidden than documented as its not a particularly useful
> option, being the way it is.

Let's document then why it is not particularly useful. Having this information is better than not having it at all.


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