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Bug 878 - man doesn't create cat pages
Summary: man doesn't create cat pages
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man
Version: 5.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-01-19 08:52 UTC by Wissmann, Klaus
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-01-19 21:16:55 UTC

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Description Wissmann, Klaus 1999-01-19 08:52:17 UTC
man doesn't create cat pages due to a misconfiguration in

--- man.config.orig     Thu Oct  1 11:22:10 1998
+++ man.config  Thu Oct  1 11:22:15 1998
@@ -27,8 +27,8 @@
 # The keyword FHS will cause this behaviour (and overrides
 # Explicitly given catdirs override.
+# FHS
 # This file is also read by man in order to find how to
call nroff, less, etc.,
 # and to determine the correspondence between extensions
and decompressors.

Comment 1 Wissmann, Klaus 1999-01-19 15:58:59 UTC
A second problem exists. man wants to put cat pages for man pages in
/usr/X11R6/man/ into /var/catman/X11R6 but this directory does not

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-01-19 21:16:59 UTC
I have not been able to observe this behaviour or a test machine in
our lab.

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