gzip, gunzip and zgrep manpages are missing

Bug #281825 reported by Martijn vdS on 2008-10-11
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gzip (Ubuntu)
Martijn vdS
Declined for Intrepid by Brian Murray

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gzip

I'm running current intrepid, and it seems like the manpages for gzip, gunzip and zgrep are missing. The info page does exist. The following "man pages" are in the package, but are dangling symlinks:


The gzip package I use has version 1.3.12-6ubuntu1

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Martijn vdS (martijn) wrote :
Martijn vdS (martijn) wrote :
Martijn vdS (martijn) wrote :

The manual page is available in the hardy package (1.3.12-3.2).

Matt Daubney (daubers) wrote :

Confirmed, I too get the result

"No manual entry for gzip
See 'man 7 undocumented' for help when manual pages are not available."

Changed in gzip:
status: New → Confirmed
Martijn vdS (martijn) wrote :

I've rebuilt the intrepid package to see what's going wrong, and it seems like the man pages get installed in build/debian/gzip/usr/share/man/man1/ , instead of debian/gzip/usr/share/man/man1/.

Martijn vdS (martijn) wrote :

Manpages get included in the package again after applying the attached rules.diff to debian/rules.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Taking for sponsoring. Setting you as assignee for you to collect credits and bragging rights. :)

Changed in gzip:
assignee: nobody → martijn
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

I just wonder why that doesn't seem to affect Debian. debian/rules is clearly wrong, and yet the current sid .debs do have the manpages. Hmm.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gzip - 1.3.12-6ubuntu2

gzip (1.3.12-6ubuntu2) intrepid; urgency=low

  * debian/rules: Fix installation path for man and info pages. Thanks to
    Martijn van de Streek for the patch! (LP: #281825)

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Wed, 15 Oct 2008 09:23:31 +0200

Changed in gzip:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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