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Re: bin/46642: insufficient diagnostics from makemandb(8)

On Sun, Jul 1, 2012 at 3:45 AM,  <> 
>>Number:         46642
>>Category:       bin
>>Synopsis:       When makemandb has an error, it doesn't say what the error is.
>>Confidential:   no
>>Severity:       serious
>>Priority:       medium
>>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>>State:          open
>>Class:          sw-bug
>>Submitter-Id:   net
>>Arrival-Date:   Sat Jun 30 22:15:00 +0000 2012
>>Originator:     Lloyd Parkes
>>Release:        NetBSD 6.0_BETA2
> Must Have Coffee
> System: NetBSD 6.0_BETA2 NetBSD 6.0_BETA2 
> (XEN3PAE_DOMU) #0: Mon Jun 18 04:48:20 NZST 2012 
> lloyd@bob:/vol/scratch/build6/obj.i386/sys/arch/i386/compile/XEN3PAE_DOMU i386
> Architecture: i386
> Machine: i386
> My daily output email message from cron contains the following text:
>         Updating man page index:
>         makemandb: Error in indexing /usr/X11R7/man/man3/Xv.3
>         makemandb: Error in indexing /usr/X11R7/man/man3/XvSelectVideoNotify.3
>         makemandb: Error in indexing /usr/X11R7/man/man3/XvFreeAdaptorInfo.3
>         makemandb: Error in indexing /usr/X11R7/man/man3/XvFreeEncodingInfo.3
>         ...

I don't see those errors on my system.

> Unfortunately makemandb won't tell me what is wrong, so it is not possible
> to fix the problem.

Sorry, I think you are right, makemandb should give more information
in case of errors. I will send a patch to fix this. But _generally_
the problem is with the NAME section of the man page. For example if
there is an .Nd macro missing, the Name missing or something like


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