[CTDB] Missing manpages

Andreas Schneider asn at samba.org
Thu Feb 11 11:43:33 UTC 2016

On Thursday 11 February 2016 22:19:52 Martin Schwenke wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
> Thanks for noticing this...
> On Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:21:09 +0100, Andreas Schneider
> <asn at samba.org> wrote:
> > we do not have manpages for:
> > 
> > ctdb-tests.i686: W: no-manual-page-for-binary ctdb_run_cluster_tests
> > ctdb-tests.i686: W: no-manual-page-for-binary ctdb_run_tests
> These aren't for general consumption, they run the CTDB test suite.
> Can we assume that someone who wants to run the test suite can run then
> with the --help option?  :-)
> Otherwise we need to find time to do this...
> > ctdb.x86_64: W: no-manual-page-for-binary ctdb_diagnostics
> We have a pending to-do to either take a patch posted to the list back
> on 2015-10-10 or consider not installing ctdb_diagnostics.  Some of the
> output is useful, some not.  It is something we need to take the time
> to revisit.  For now I guess we should just grab Martijn's manpage and
> use it.
> > ctdb.x86_64: W: no-manual-page-for-binary ctdb_natgw
> > ctdb.x86_64: W: no-manual-page-for-binary ctdb_lock_helper
> > ctdb.x86_64: W: no-manual-page-for-binary ctdb_recovery_helper
> > ctdb.x86_64: W: no-manual-page-for-binary smnotify
> > ctdb.x86_64: W: no-manual-page-for-binary ctdb_event_helper
> None of these are invoked directly.  They are internal helpers.  Right
> now they get installed into /usr/bin/ but we should move them
> somewhere, like /usr/libexec/ctdb/.  We just need time to research the
> modern place to put these sorts of things and to do the job properly.

I would prefer /usr/libexec/ctdb/ and the libexec directory should be 
changeable via a configure option.

The tools at Red Hat expect a manpage for every binary in /usr/bin


	-- andreas

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Samba Team                             asn at samba.org

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