Re: man errors
>>>>> "Mathieu" == Mathieu Guillaume <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Mathieu> On Sat, 19 Apr 1997, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
>> Well, that didn't work like it was supposed to. :-( VM MIME'd
>> it; I didn't expect that. Then something happened and it's
>> undecodable. Darn. What it was, was the output from the man
>> command showing a pile of pages that it cannot find. I'm
>> wondering if I should `bug` on each one... I guess that's the
>> only way. It will take 45 minutes to do it.
Mathieu> I see a lot of those too. I believe most (if not all) of
Mathieu> those dangling symlinks are symlinks to
Mathieu> undocumented.7.gz. Unfortunately, 'man' sometimes unzips
Mathieu> the gz files when you read them, so undocumented.7.gz
Mathieu> becomes undocumented.7 and the symlinks now point to a
Mathieu> non-existing file, which is why you see those messages.
I just checked, and it hasn't been `bug` reported. I will do that if
I can find out how to cause `man` to produce the error messages, so I
can catch them to send. Do you know the formula?
Karl M. Hegbloom <email@example.com>
Portland, OR USA
Debian GNU 1.2 Linux 2.0.30t
You tell me and we'll both know.
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