Bug 816530 - No manpages for grub2
No manpages for grub2
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub2 (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-04-26 06:39 EDT by Florian Ermisch
Modified: 2012-04-26 06:53 EDT (History)
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Description Florian Ermisch 2012-04-26 06:39:04 EDT
Description of problem:
-bash-4.2$ grub2-
grub2-bin2h            grub2-mkdevicemap      grub2-mkrescue
grub2-editenv          grub2-mkfont           grub2-probe
grub2-fstest           grub2-mkimage          grub2-reboot
grub2-install          grub2-mklayout         grub2-script-check
grub2-kbdcomp          grub2-mknetdir         grub2-set-default
grub2-menulst2cfg      grub2-mkpasswd-pbkdf2  grub2-setup
grub2-mkconfig         grub2-mkrelpath  


-bash-4.2$ apropos grub
grubby (8)           - command line tool for configuring grub, lilo...
-bash-4.2$ apropos grub2

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
-bash-4.2$ yum info grub2
Loaded plugins: security
Installed Packages
Name        : grub2
Arch        : x86_64
Epoch       : 1
Version     : 1.99
Release     : 13.fc16.2
Size        : 5.0 M
Repo        : installed
From repo   : updates

How reproducible:
Every Fedora 16 installation?

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 16
2. man grub2 || apropos grub2 
Actual results:
No manpages.

Expected results:
At least basic manpages poiting to the texinfo I just found (`info grub2`).

Additional info:
Grub2 manpages do exist: Ubuntu includes them (with s/grub2-/grub-/ on the names) and /usr/share/doc/grub2-1.99/README.Fedora points to http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/.
Comment 1 Mads Kiilerich 2012-04-26 06:53:06 EDT
Fedora do not have any policy requiring man pages for all tools.

Grub upstream is dogmatic GNU project and use info - not man pages.

The best solution would be if other distributions upstreamed their man pages and got them maintained - then they would be included in Fedora.

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