Description of problem:
Cannot display manpage for postfix's mailq(1) command.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install postfix && alternatives --set mta /usr/bin/sendmail.postfix && man mailq
2. Observe that "man mailq" fails (see below).
[root@mail ~]# man mailq
fopen: No such file or directory
Cannot open man page /usr/share/man/man1/sendmail.1.gz
No manual entry for mailq
[root@mail ~]# man mailq
(mailq manpage is displayed)
I think the "/usr/share/man/man1/mailq.postfix.1.gz" file is broken: it references "man1/sendmail.1", but the filesystem only has a "/usr/share/man/man8/sendmail.8.gz". Either that, or the sendmail manpage should be in category 1, not 8.
This bug may be CentOS-specific. My bad.
(In reply to comment #1)
> This bug may be CentOS-specific. My bad.
I'm also seeing this in "real" RHEL 5
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The following is a work around.
ln -s /usr/share/man/man1/sendmail.postfix.1.gz /usr/share/man/man1/sendmail.1.gz
A symlink could be distributed with an updated rpm.
Created attachment 524904 [details]
There is same issue with newaliases. The backported patch should fix it all.
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Prior to this update the man pages for mailq, newaliases, sendmail and aliases didn't display, because they wasn't supported by alternatives. The support was added to alternatives and now the man pages can be displayed.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.