Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#3054 closed defect (fixed)

uninstall-man uses invalid paths and fails to remove manpages

Reported by: jamal Owned by:
Priority: important Component: build system
Version: git-master Keywords: regression
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: yes
Analyzed by developer: yes


jamrial@GentooVM ~/build $ make uninstall-man V=1
rm -f "/usr/local/share/man/man1/"doc/ffmpeg.1 "/usr/local/share/man/man1/"doc/ffprobe.1 "/usr/local/share/man/man1/"doc/ffserver.1 "/usr/local/share/man/man1/"doc/ffmpeg-all.1 "/usr/local/share/man/man1/"doc/ffprobe-all.1 "/usr/local/share/man/man1/"doc/ffserver-all.1 "/usr/local/share/man/man1/"doc/ffmpeg-utils.1 "/usr/local/share/man/man1/"doc/ffmpeg-scaler.1 "/usr/local/share/man/man1/"doc/ffmpeg-resampler.1 "/usr/local/share/man/man1/"doc/ffmpeg-codecs.1 "/usr/local/share/man/man1/"doc/ffmpeg-bitstream-filters.1 "/usr/local/share/man/man1/"doc/ffmpeg-formats.1 "/usr/local/share/man/man1/"doc/ffmpeg-protocols.1 "/usr/local/share/man/man1/"doc/ffmpeg-devices.1 "/usr/local/share/man/man1/"doc/ffmpeg-filters.1
rm -f "/usr/local/share/man/man3/"doc/libavutil.3 "/usr/local/share/man/man3/"doc/libswscale.3 "/usr/local/share/man/man3/"doc/libswresample.3 "/usr/local/share/man/man3/"doc/libavcodec.3 "/usr/local/share/man/man3/"doc/libavformat.3 "/usr/local/share/man/man3/"doc/libavdevice.3 "/usr/local/share/man/man3/"doc/libavfilter.3

The quotes don't cover the full path, and a stray doc/ is added as well, which is valid for the build folder but not the system folder.

The rm commands don't return any kind of error or warning, so the user never notices the manpages weren't removed.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Carl Eugen Hoyos, 8 years ago

Keywords: regression added
Priority: normalimportant
Reproduced by developer: set
Status: newopen

The quotes work fine here and are not a regression, "doc" is a regression since 90cb081f

comment:2 by Stefano Sabatini, 8 years ago

Analyzed by developer: set
Resolution: fixed
Status: openclosed

Should be fixed in:

commit af1c5388501e80e6d92704bb70610998226e5e51
Author: Stefano Sabatini <>
Date:   Thu Oct 24 21:14:55 2013 +0200

    doc/Makefile: fix man pages uninstall path
    Fix trac ticket #3054.
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