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Originally posted by KMcD man is working fine for me. I don't see how you could break it through a kernel compile.
If I understood correctly, it has to do with a goofed up udev rule. If that's the case, what I'm trying to find out is if udev really has to be disabled, or if the rule can be fixed, or if I can just update udev.
Somebody said a flakey version of udev.rules was circulating on current for a while, but is supposed to be fixed now. Maybe this crept into my setup somehow.
Nobody else has seen this? There are several reports on the Slack NG. I assumed it was connected with the kernel compile, since man worked for me before. One guy reported it after upgrading from 2.4.x to 2.6.9. I went form 2.6.7 to 2.6.9. OTOH, I did do a swaret --upgrade a few days ago, so maybe it happened then rather than when I installed the new kernel.
he means after each upgrade you should search for all the new config files(usually like xxxx.conf.new). They don't like to overwrite old conf files automatically to prevent breaking some vital configs. Sometimes they have important info for new installs though.
Just noticed that man is broken for me too after upgrading to 2.6.9 so I tried booting up the "old" 18.104.22.168 kernel and man was working again. I didn't change anything before/after upgrading the kernel so it must be kernel related, if not please correct me, I'm still really new to Linux.
EDIT: Disabling udev as suggested solved the problem in 2.6.9.
Originally posted by oxleyk Guess I'll wait until 22.214.171.124
From everything I've read, this particular problem isn't related to the new kernel but rather to a goofed up upgrade of udev. In my case, the problem was easy to fix, and the kernel hasn't give me any trouble at all.