Alan McKinnon alan at
Thu Mar 2 16:26:17 UTC 2006

On Thursday, 2 March 2006 17:44, Patrick Siglin wrote:
> Does anyone know what this mean? is it like a missing path?
> /etc/cron.daily/man-db:
> mandb: warning: /usr/share/man/man1/rmic.1.gz is a dangling symlink
> mandb: warning: /usr/share/man/man1/vncconfig.1.gz is a dangling
> symlink

A symlink is a shortcut to another file. On your machine rmic.1.gz 
points to another filename and that file doesn't exist. Either the 
package that installed the symlinks is broken, or you uninstalled 2 
packages which didn't properly clean up their links.

To fix it, run 'ls -al /usr/share/man/man1/' and see where the links 
point to, then run locate on those file names to see where the 
originals really are. Then delete or amend the links as appropriate

Alan McKinnon
alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
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