Avahi docs

Rick Stevens ricks at nerd.com
Fri Dec 19 16:23:13 UTC 2008


On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 8:15 AM, Tim <ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au> wrote:

> On Tue, 2008-12-16 at 10:07 -0500, Dave Feustel wrote:
> > man avahi produces no output.
> > apropos avahi produces
> >
> > avahi []             (1)  - browse - Browse for mDNS/DNS-SD services
> using the Avahi daemon
> > avahi []             (1)  - discover - Browse for mDNS/DNS-SD services
> using the Avahi daemon
>
> I've noticed similar things, recently, with some other packages.
> Apropos output gives you a listing that suggests there are man pages for
> a package, yet there aren't.
>
> And, no, I don't mean like further down Dave's listing, where RPM
> package names are returned in the results.


IIRC, that sort of thing is an artifact of troff.  The actual man pages are
"avahi-browse" and "avahi-discover".  There's something odd about the way
"makewhatis" interprets things with dashes in the command names.
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