Bug 99101 - broken man pages in wayland-1.12.0
Summary: broken man pages in wayland-1.12.0
Alias: None
Product: Wayland
Classification: Unclassified
Component: wayland (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Wayland bug list
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Reported: 2016-12-15 15:58 UTC by Jose
Modified: 2018-06-08 23:49 UTC (History)
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patch to add *.c.3 and *.h.3 man files to the install script (793 bytes, patch)
2016-12-15 15:58 UTC, Jose
Details | Splinter Review

Description Jose 2016-12-15 15:58:11 UTC
Created attachment 128487 [details] [review]
patch to add *.c.3 and *.h.3 man files to the install script

Some of the man pages installed have links to non-existent files. When running mandb I see lots of warnings like this:
$ sudo mandb -c
mandb: can't open /usr/share/man/man3/wayland-server.c.3: No such file or directory
mandb: warning: /usr/share/man/man3/wl_socket_lock.3.gz: bad symlink or ROFF `.so' request

When trying to look at the man page for wl_socket_lock I get this:
$ man wl_socket_lock
man: can't open /usr/share/man/man3/wayland-server.c.3: No such file or directory
No manual entry for wl_socket_lock

This happens with version 1.12.0 and also on today's git's master 721e0b4a9.

This is caused by the install scripts not installing some files that some man pages point to. I attach a patch that fixes the problem on my system: it adds the missing *.c.3 and *.h.3 files to the installation.
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