Subject: bin/7696: man, whatis, apropos should share the same search paths
To: None <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/03/1999 03:21:36
>Number:         7696
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       man, whatis, apropos should share the same search paths
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Jun  3 03:20:07 1999
>Originator:     Allen Briggs
>Release:        19990101 or so
System: NetBSD canolog 1.3I NetBSD 1.3I (CANOLOG) #1: Fri Jan 1 20:01:14 EST 1999 briggs@backup:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/CANOLOG i386

	I have installed qmail.  This puts its own man tree in
/var/qmail/man (by default).  I have added this to /etc/man.conf,
rebuilt the default whatis.db and created a /var/qmail/man/whatis.db.
If I run "man dot-qmail", man can't find the man page.
If I run "man 5 dot-qmail", man can find and display the man page.
If I run "whatis dot-qmail", whatis displays "dot-qmail: not found".
If I run "apropos dot-qmail", apropos displays
dot-qmail (5) - control the delivery of mail messages

These programs should use the same search path and search logic when
they're all run in their default mode.

	See above.
	I don't have time to look at this now.  I'm filing this in the
hope that someone else will have the time and so I won't forget about it
in case no one else can look into it.