[blfs-dev] man pages permissions wrong: none displayed

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Tue Dec 31 08:38:55 PST 2013


On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 10:49:48AM -0300, Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
> Em 31-12-2013 10:07, Fernando de Oliveira escreveu:
> > Em 31-12-2013 09:19, Pierre Labastie escreveu:
> >> Le 31/12/2013 12:50, Fernando de Oliveira a écrit :
> >>> I discovered today that no man page was displayed. The reason was a
> >>> directory with wrong permissions:
> >>>
> >>> $ ls -dl /usr/share/man
> >>> drwxr-x--- 52 root root 4096 Dez 27 13:28 /usr/share/man
> >>>
> >>> No idea why.
> >>>
> >>> Corrected with:
> >>>
> >>> # chmod -c 2775 /usr/share/man
> >>>
> >>> Any way of discovering the source for the problem?
> >>>
> >>> Thanks.
> >>>
> >> If you have no file monitoring installed, the only indication you have is the
> >> date (December 27) and the time (13:28) it got modified for the last time.
> >>
> >> And then, try to remember (or to find logs of) what you were doing at that time...
> >>
> >> regards
> >> Pierre
> 
> > 27-Dec-2013 13:28  xfce4-terminal-0.6.3
> > 
> > Now, need to see if it is really this one, the problem.
> > 
> 
> It does not, just installs a man page with 664:
> 
> /bin/sh -c 'test -d /usr/share/man || mkdir -p /usr/share/man'
> }}}
> 
> So, still a mystery.
> 

 We had this a few months ago - in that case it was the git
manpages which are shipped in a separate tarball.  Unfortunately,
this sort of error can remain hidden for several days (or longer)
until we need to check a man page.

 Does a git manpage upgrade seem a likely possibility ?  If not, do
you have any recent backups - and a list of what you installed - to
help identify what range of packages were involved ?  Did you
install any other *separate* manpage tarballs ?

ĸen
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