1.94.1. RHEA-2011:0994: man bug fix and enhancement update
An updated man package that fixes one bug and adds one enhancement is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The man package provides the man, apropos, and whatis tools for finding information and documentation about your Linux system.
* Prior to this update, the variable name TMPFILEDIR was not defined in the makewhatis script. Due to this problem, users could lose their entire file system if they defined TMPFILEDIR=/ in the environment. In case of TMPFILEDIR=/tmp, the tmp folder could be lost. This update defines the variable TMPFILEDIR in the makewhatis and no more loss of files occur. (BZ#560585
* Prior to this update, the man package did not support the man-pages-overrides subdirectory. Due to this lack, the man-pages-overrides package did not work correctly. This update adds this subdirectory. Now, man-pages-overrides works as expected.(BZ#558732
All man users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug and adds this enhancement.