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Re: Help wanted: Cannot use 'man' cmd

On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 12:50:59AM +0200, siward wrote:
>   with all due respect Wichert,
>   i.e. i'm not saying i know better than you,
>   i run as root nearly always and man has worked without any problem.
>   i have frequently used it, directly and as input to a pipe.
>   what problem should i have that i haven't ?

On Debian 2.2 and above, man is crippled as root for some people as a
side-effect of a security precaution that drops privileges to uid man
when running as root.

>   is this a bug ?

Probably, yes.

Colin Watson                                     [cjw44@flatline.org.uk]

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