Bug 81170 - rpm man page incomplete
rpm man page incomplete
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
7.3
All Linux
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-01-06 08:08 EST by Thomas Ribbrock
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 14:48:22 EDT
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Description Thomas Ribbrock 2003-01-06 08:08:29 EST
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Description of problem:
rpm supports several command line options that are mentioned in 'rpm --help',
but not in the man page of rpm.

Examples:

--redhatprovides
--redhatrequires
--conflicts
--obsoletes

My guess is that none of the "popt/alias" options are documented.

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run 'man rpm'
2. Search e.g. for --redhatprovides
3. Option is not documented
    

Expected Results:  All commandline should be documented in the man page.
Alternatively, the man page should contain pointers to where the missing
information can be found.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Paul Nasrat 2005-09-29 14:48:22 EDT
As popt aliases are external there is no good way to provide man page
documentation for them. popt plugs into rpm --help however.

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