Re: man pages: dangling symlinks?
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As usual I end up thanking paul. Thanks Paul, :-) f(t) On 5/5/11, Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+maemo@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 1:50 PM, Francisco Diaz Trepat - gmail > <francisco.diaztrepat@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >> Hi just out of curiousity I apt-get installed man to see man pages for >> the mplayer or other program >> >> the instalation threw a lot of: >> >> Updating index cache for path `/opt/man/fr/man1'. Wait...mandb: >> warning: /opt/man/fr/man1/ex.1.gz is a dangling symlink >> mandb: warning: /opt/man/fr/man1/fakeroot.1.gz is a dangling symlink >> mandb: warning: /opt/man/fr/man1/vi.1.gz is a dangling symlink >> mandb: warning: /opt/man/fr/man1/view.1.gz is a dangling symlink >> mandb: warning: /opt/man/fr/man1/faked.1.gz is a dangling symlink >> >> >> 3 questions: >> >> 1) what are dangling symlinks? > > It is a way of saying the target of the symlink does not exist. > >> 2) are they bad? > > Only if you are trying to read the manpage that does not exist. :) > >> 3) should I correct my installation due to these messages? > > The cause could be related to the removal of documentation from some > packages, maybe the manpage alternative is defined by the package but > the actual man page is not installed to the filesystem. If you don't > need to read one of those 4 manpages then I don't think it's anything > to worry about. > _______________________________________________ > maemo-users mailing list > maemo-users@xxxxxxxxx > https://lists.maemo.org/mailman/listinfo/maemo-users > _______________________________________________ maemo-users mailing list maemo-users@xxxxxxxxx https://lists.maemo.org/mailman/listinfo/maemo-users