no man pages in the "system calls" section

Bug #213458 reported by Peter Adolphs on 2008-04-07
This bug affects 1 person
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yelp (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: yelp

At least the man pages in the "system calls" section (2) are not displayed in the man pages index and cannot be found with a search.

GNOME yelp 2.20.0 / Ubuntu 7.10

Nicolas Joyard (joyard-nicolas) wrote :

Hello and thanks for taking the time to report this bug.

Could you please check whether the system calls manpages are installed on your system ?
It seems to me they are not by default. Section 2 manpages can be installed with the "manpages-dev" package.

You can check this by typing "man 2 syscalls" in a terminal console. If no manpage is found, section 2 is likely not to be installed on your system.

I'm marking this bug as invalid for now, feel free to reopen it if you find out section 2 is actually installed on your system.

Changed in yelp:
status: New → Invalid
Peter Adolphs (futzilogik) wrote :

The "manpages-dev" package is installed. But there are these issues:

1) I cannot find some man pages out of section 2 via the search, e.g. "socket" (there is only a man page for "Socket", section 3, from the Perl documentation"), "write", etc. I can find others such as "syscalls", "bind", etc. It's not clear me why some are found, and others not. All of them can be opened by addressing them in the yelp location bar, e.g. with "man:socket(2)".

2) The man page index under "Help Topics" / "Advanced Topics" / "Terminal Commands References (man pages)" seems to be incomplete. There is no system calls section, for instance, and the perl man pages that are found via the search, e.g. "Socket(3)", are also not listed.

Peter Adolphs (futzilogik) wrote :

still an issue, man page section 2 is installed on my system

Changed in yelp:
status: Invalid → New
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. There is upstream about a similar issue

Changed in yelp:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in yelp:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in yelp:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Still an issue on Maverick, with yelp 2.30.1.

Changed in yelp:
status: New → Confirmed
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