[arch-dev-public] [signoff] man-pages 3.17-1

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 09:56:24 EST 2009

On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 5:04 AM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:
>> [andyrtr at laptop64 ~]$ locate geteuid
>> /usr/lib/perl5/core_perl/auto/POSIX/geteuid.al
>> /usr/share/man/man2/geteuid.2.gz
>> /usr/share/man/man2/geteuid32.2.gz
>> /usr/share/man/man3p/geteuid.3p.gz
>> /usr/share/ri/1.8/system/Process/Sys/geteuid-c.yaml
>> your command is broken in all man-pages versions since 3.00 - are you
>> sure anything else but "man geteuid"(works here) is wanted and needed?

I chose this one randomly and it happened to blow up on me, so sorry
for the lucky smoke test. :)

Not so much needed as "if we install something, it shouldn't be
broken". But with Xavier's comment below about them not all being

> Probably not, but this issue is quite weird, there are many others *32
> man pages that are just simple links, and they all work fine.
> $ zcat /usr/share/man/man2/geteuid32.2.gz
> .so man2/geteuid.2
> $ zcat /usr/share/man/man2/getgid32.2.gz
> .so man2/getgid.2
> $ zcat /usr/share/man/man2/getgroups32.2.gz
> .so man2/getgroups.2
> ...
> Yet, only geteuid32 is broken. Very weird.

That is quite odd. What is different about this one that it fails to
link correctly?


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