Re: strange man behavior
On Fri, Mar 27, 1998 at 05:46:23PM -0500, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> I know that I am running a patchwork quilt of a stitched together system,
> but often when I try to man something, I get a large quantity of the
> man: warning: /usr/man/man7/undocumented.7.gz is a dangling symlink
> Now, undocumented.7.gz is provided by the manpages package, but man-db
> doesn't even suggest manpages.
> I would suggest that man-db should recommend manpages, or at the very
> least suggest it.
This already came out on 1 March.
man-db is not the only man-browser available (tkman, xman, man2html ...),
it's not marked essential, and has no connection with that manpage.
Several packages install symlink to that page, so we have only two options:
1) make each of those packages depend on manpages,
2) move the undocumented.?.gz page to an essential package.
I vote for the latter, and suggest to move the page in debianutils (as
it is debian specific).
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