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Re: Broken pipe error

From: Petr Janda <elekktretterr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 03:34:01 +1000

Ok, brining the ppp man page down a lot makes the problem not occur. It doesnt need to be brought all the way to the end. Interestingly enough though, this problem doesnt occur for pages such as pppd at all.

The updatedb problem is also interesting as it seems to happen only when there was a lot of changes in the filesystem(thousands of files added/deleted)


Matthew Dillon wrote:
:Ok, it seems that I found a bug.
:elevator# man ppp
:zcat: error writing to output: Broken pipe
:zcat: /usr/share/man/cat8/ppp.8.gz: uncompress failed
:The man page opens but when I close it, that is on the screen.
:Also, when I run ./locate.updatedb also makes this error sometimes, :often when lots and lots of files on the fs are added or deleted.
:Not a serious bug but might be an easy fix. So if anyone can have a look :at it, would be great.

    What happens if you bring up the manual page and run it all the way
    to the end of the page before quiting out ?  Do you still get the
    Broken Pipe?

    It could simply be the zcat program complaining about the pager exiting
    before zcat has managed to write out the whole page.

Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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