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Man-DB is crazy

Hi list,

Once a day I get the following email message from the man-db cron job:

> /etc/cron.daily/man-db:
> mandb: warning: /usr/share/man/man1/x-terminal-emulator.1.gz is a dangling symlink

This in spite of all the evidence:

> benjo[1]:~% ls -l /usr/share/man/man1/x-terminal-emulator.1.gz
> lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 42 2005-09-09 10:05 /usr/share/man/man1/x-terminal-emulator.1.gz -> /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator.1.gz
> benjo[2]:~% ls -l /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator.1.gz
> lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 39 2005-08-30 10:38 /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator.1.gz -> /usr/share/man/man1/gnome-terminal.1.gz
> benjo[3]:~% ls -l /usr/share/man/man1/gnome-terminal.1.gz
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 1369 2005-03-10 16:55 /usr/share/man/man1/gnome-terminal.1.gz

Anyone have any idea what man-db's problem is and how to fix it?  I'm
running Debian Sarge, and as far as I remember haven't modified the
scripts in /etc/cron.daily.  Running /etc/cron.daily/man-db directly (as
root) produces no output.

Please CC replies to me as I'm not subscribed.


Kevin B. McCarty <kmccarty@princeton.edu>   Physics Department
WWW: http://www.princeton.edu/~kmccarty/    Princeton University
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