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

Fernando de Oliveira famobr at yahoo.com.br
Tue Dec 31 09:10:06 PST 2013

Em 31-12-2013 13:38, Ken Moffat escreveu:
> 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...

>>> 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.

I knew there was a similar problem, and was hoping someone would remember.

You did. Right on the spot: git. I uncompressed the tarballs in a
dir1/dir2/ temp directory, and it changed the permissions. For some
unknown reasons, I followed that thread but did not update my script.
Repeated a wrong install, man problem back, corrected by hand and with
the good script, everything is good, now.

Thanks Pierre and, specially, ĸen and his wonderful memory.


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