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FS#40634 - [btrfs-progs] btrfs-check manpage is a self-referencing symlink

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by WorMzy Tykashi (WorMzy) - Sunday, 01 June 2014, 15:16 GMT
Last edited by Sébastien Luttringer (seblu) - Sunday, 01 June 2014, 23:22 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Upstream Bugs
Status Closed
Assigned To Tom Gundersen (tomegun)
Sébastien Luttringer (seblu)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


There is a Makefile bug which causes the btrfs-check manpage to be overwritten with a sybolic link to itself, making it unusable. This is a known upstream bug that didn't get fixed before 3.14.2 was tagged.

Additional info:
Mailing list thread -
Upstream patch -

Steps to reproduce:
$ man btrfs-check
man: can't resolve /usr/share/man/man8/btrfs-check.8.gz: Too many levels of symbolic links
No manual entry for btrfs-check
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Closed by  Sébastien Luttringer (seblu)
Sunday, 01 June 2014, 23:22 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  btrfs-progs-3.14.2-2