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Bug 1357438 - manual page for git merge points to wrong path
Summary: manual page for git merge points to wrong path
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: git
Version: 26
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: pstodulk
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 1471004 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-07-18 08:36 UTC by Jakub Jelen
Modified: 2017-08-06 22:25 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version: git-2.13.4-1.fc26
Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2017-08-06 22:25:42 UTC

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Description Jakub Jelen 2016-07-18 08:36:51 UTC
Description of problem:
Snippet from manual page:

        1. revert-a-faulty-merge How-To

The file is actually located in the 


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Check manual page for the above snippet
2. Check the real location of the documentation

Actual results:
The file is located elsewhere.

Expected results:
The link should work and be useful. Probably by fixing a manual page. There might be also other broken links, since the documentation is in a subpackage, with different path.

Comment 1 Villy Kruse 2017-07-15 08:05:31 UTC
Same error causing the command to fail.

$ git help --web help
fatal: '/usr/share/doc/git': not a documentation directory.

Tested on Fedora 26

Creating a symbolic link git --> git-core-doc is a work-around.

Comment 2 pstodulk 2017-07-17 18:36:21 UTC
*** Bug 1471004 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2017-07-25 21:51:30 UTC
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Comment 4 Todd Zullinger 2017-07-25 21:54:06 UTC
A fix for this has been made in rawhide and we plan to push it to f26 shortly (possibly coinciding with git-2.13.4).

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2017-08-01 23:14:27 UTC
git-2.13.4-1.fc26 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 26.

Comment 6 Villy Kruse 2017-08-02 06:01:59 UTC
$ git help --web help

Now works.   Problem solved.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2017-08-03 00:52:56 UTC
git-2.13.4-1.fc26 has been pushed to the Fedora 26 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See for
instructions on how to install test updates.
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Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2017-08-06 22:25:42 UTC
git-2.13.4-1.fc26 has been pushed to the Fedora 26 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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