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Bug#404757: xbase-clients: [xman] (powerpc/sparc) Fails to start

On Thu, Dec 28, 2006 at 01:32:34 +0100, Frederic Daniel Luc Lehobey wrote:

> Package: xbase-clients
> Version: 1:7.1.ds-3
> Severity: important
> Hi,
> xman fails to start on powerpc and sparc architectures while working
> on i386. It seems clearly to be an endianness issue.
I can confirm that on sparc.  Actually, it isn't an endianness issue :)
xman tries at build time to find the path to the manpages, and if
/etc/manpath.config doesn't exist (which is the case on buildds) it'll
fall back to a value which doesn't seem to work on linux.
Looking at your strace output, it seems to only look in /usr/man.

> The error message is:
> $ xman
> Xman Error: No manual pages found.
> PS: probably unrelated but xmore segfaults everywhere (powerpc, i386
> and sparc -- the latter saying bus error).
This is already reported, #365292.

Thanks for your report.


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