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Re: man errors



>>>>> "Mathieu" == Mathieu Guillaume <mat@via.ecp.fr> 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 <karlheg@inetarena.com>
http://www.inetarena.com/~karlheg
Portland, OR  USA
Debian GNU 1.2  Linux 2.0.30t
You tell me and we'll both know.


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