Bug 62501 - Error in manpage for up2date.
Error in manpage for up2date.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adrian Likins
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2002-04-01 16:34 EST by Dan Naumov
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:55 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-14 09:56:17 EST
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Description Dan Naumov 2002-04-01 16:34:58 EST
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Description of problem:
The manpage for up2date is incorrect, it goes as following.

Configuration is performed through up2date-config."

Even though there is no such program as "up2date-config". Instead, you use
"update --configure".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run "man up2date"	

Actual Results:  The manpage contains:
Configuration is performed through up2date-config."

Expected Results:  Should read:
Configuration is performed by running up2date with the --configure option."

Additional info:

[jago@localhost jago]$ rpm -qa | grep up2date
Comment 1 Dan Naumov 2002-04-01 17:05:27 EST
Small typo:

Even though there is no such program as "up2date-config". Instead, you use
"up2date --configure".
Comment 2 Adrian Likins 2002-04-01 17:14:28 EST
Hmmm, there should be a "/usr/sbin/up2date-config" installed (it's
just a symlink to /usr/sbin/up2date

Is this not the case on your system?
Comment 3 Dan Naumov 2002-04-01 17:24:42 EST
/usr/sbin/up2date-config does not exist on my system. Besides, if it's supposed
to simply be a symlink to up2date, why does the manpage say you have to run
up2date-config for configuring things ? Doesn't make sense. You still have to
use "up2date --configure" to configure things. Or is "/usr/sbin/up2date-config"
supposed to run up2date with the --configure option ?

Anyways, I've been only updating the up2date package using up2date itself and
now that I updated to up2date-2.7.61-7.x.2, which is the latest errata, I
decided to check the manpage to see if anything's changed. Stumbled across the
"SEE ALSO" part and realised something is not quite right, eighter on my system,
or in the manpage.
Comment 4 Adrian Likins 2002-04-01 17:29:53 EST
if invoked as "up2date-config" up2date wil start up the config stuff
(ie, it's equilivent to "up2date --configure")

Sounds like that symlink went missing somehow, I'll see if
I can duplicate.
Comment 5 Jay Turner 2003-02-14 09:56:17 EST
Not seeing any issues with up2date-3.1.15-7 . . . 'up2date-config' works.

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