Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 677669
Manpath Wildcard Regression
Last modified: 2012-05-04 16:32:32 EDT
Description of problem:
I was working with CentOS 5 and I was noticing some what appears to be
a functional regression in F14 mandb:
1) In the centos configuration you can specify manpaths with wildcard
expansions. Example: /opt/*/man would specify all man subdirectories
in /opt. In F14 this no longer works.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a MANDATORY_MANPATH with a wildcard to the mandb configuration
2. Attempt to use man to read a manpage at that location.
man pages not available
man pages from all matching paths should be available.
Created attachment 479706 [details]
Sorry for the delay attached is a debug log.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
thank you for your report and sorry for a late response. The issue should be fixed here:
In F14 we changed man package for man-db, which doesn't support this feature. From this point of view, I'm considering this bug as a RFE, so I'll keep the fix just in rawhide for now.
Please, could you try to test it?
man-db-18.104.22.168-5.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
man-db-22.214.171.124-3.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing man-db-126.96.36.199-5.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).
I can confirm the issue is resolved on F17.
man-db-188.8.131.52-5.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
man-db-184.108.40.206-3.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.