Subject: Re: bin/26944: makewhatis not frobbing cat entries to match man entries
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org,>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 09/17/2004 18:28:03
[ On , September 14, 2004 at 15:03:46 (+1000), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: ]
> Subject: bin/26944: makewhatis not frobbing cat entries to match man entries
> /usr/libexec/makewhatis generates different lines for cat and man
> versions of manual pages thus duplicating most entries in the
> whatis db. The cat version should be parsed more/better to insert the
> section information.
Wouldn't it be better to simply avoid the "cat" version entirely if the
source file for the same page is present?
The "redundancy" of the cat version can be determined algorithmically.
> The parsing on the man version also sometimes
> doesn't work and loses the version information (e.g. on man1/man.1)
Did you mean "section information"?
If so then that must be a "new" bug since 1.6.x:
$ apropos on-line
man (1) - display the on-line manual pages (aka ``man pages'')
Greg A. Woods
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