Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 86562
httpd-manual files installed in inconvenient location
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:19 EDT
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Description of problem:
this RPM installs all of the online HTML-format documentation
in the directory /var/www/manual. this seems to be a bad idea,
since it's not available under the default DocumentRoot value,
so that you can't browse via the apache server itself.
the reason this is inconvenient is that many of those files
have .en suffixes (among others), and require apache's content
negotiation to be able to follow hyperlinks.
just browsing via a browser to file:///var/www/manual fails
pretty quickly because of this. it would seem more reasonable
for these files to be installed under /var/www/html, or at least
for a post-install script to add a symlink to support this.
as it is, the online HTML docs installed from this RPM
are simply not browseable.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. browse to file:///var/www/manual
2. try to follow some of the hyperlinks
3. note that this fails due to files ending with ".html.en", which
disagrees with the names in the hyperlinks
Expected Results: being able to browse, of course
The default httpd.conf has:
Alias /manual "/var/www/manual"
so you can browse to http://localhost/manual/ to view the manual.