[CentOS] CentOS 7, man

Wed Jan 27 21:07:22 UTC 2016
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Robert Nichols wrote:
> On 01/27/2016 10:31 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us
> wrote:
>> This is... odd.
>>  From my workstation, where I'm directly logged in, if I ssh to any
>> CentOS 7 box, as myself, and try to run man, it fails.
>> Example 1:
>>   man dd
>> man:
>> cannot write to /var/cache/man/cat1/dd.1.gz in catman mode
>> dd.
>> Example 2:
>>   man dd
>> man: can't chmod (null): Bad address
>> man: can't unlink (null): Bad address
>> dd.
>> In all cases, if I sudo -s to root, I have no trouble reading the
>> manpage. In all cases I've tried, selinux is in permissive mode.
> I've had NOCACHE set in /etc/man.config for a long time. On a modern
> machine there's not that much overhead generating the text page on
> demand, and eliminating that avoids issues with pages formatted for
> one window size being viewed on another.

Thanks for the suggestion. The thing that bothers me is why this should
happen at all....