Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#1407 closed defect (fixed)

Makewhatis not always available

Reported by: hawson@… Owned by: Dave Love <…>
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: sge Version: 8.0.0d
Severity: minor Keywords:


In recent versions of Fedora (at least version 15, possibly version
14), the 'makewhatis' program has been replaced with 'mandb'.

The RPM .spec file distributed should detect and handle this automatically.

Jesse Becker

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by dlove

Is this good enough?

--- old-sge/gridengine.spec
+++ new-sge/gridengine.spec
@@ -215,7 +222,12 @@

-g %username -M -r -c 'Grid Engine admin' %username 2>/dev/null


-makewhatis %{sge_home}/man
+if [ -f /usr/sbin/mandb ]; then
+ # Later Fedora
+ mandb %{sge_home}/man
+ makewhatis %{sge_home}/man


comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Dave Love <…>

  • Owner set to Dave Love <…>
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

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