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man passwd aborted (sorry)

jj21
Occasional Contributor

man passwd aborted (sorry)

Hi there,

i think my users have no permissions for some manuals. After "man passwd" command (for exmaple) the error "aborted (sorry)" comes
i have no idea what is that ?

Thanks in advance

John

12 REPLIES
Avinash20
Honored Contributor

Re: man passwd aborted (sorry)

Defect Description:
PHCO_33267:
After installing PHCO_31977, the following error
is returned when attempting to read the ps(1) man-page:

# man ps
stdin: not in compressed format
Reformatting entry. Wait... aborted (sorry)

This is happening because of the wrong format.

Resolution:
The man page is packaged in the correct format
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Avinash20
Honored Contributor

Re: man passwd aborted (sorry)

Sorry .. The above one was for ps and not for password.

What is the OS version where you are facing the issue

# uname -a
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Avinash20
Honored Contributor

Re: man passwd aborted (sorry)

Hi,

Please provide us the output of

# cd /usr/share/man/man1.Z
# ls -l
# file *

Post the above output
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Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: man passwd aborted (sorry)

You might want to look at all of the man directories:
$ ll /usr/share/man/*1*/passwd.1
-r--r--r-- 1 bin bin 8185 Mar 26 2004 /usr/share/man/man1.Z/passwd.1
$ file /usr/share/man/*1*/passwd.1
/usr/share/man/man1.Z/passwd.1: compressed data, block compressed, 16 bits

And of course all the directories need to have R and X:
$ ll -d /usr/share/man/man1.Z
dr-xr-xr-x 2 bin bin 16384 Oct 25 2006 /usr/share/man/man1.Z/
jj21
Occasional Contributor

Re: man passwd aborted (sorry)

thanks for the responses the file/directory permissions looks good see below. with root i have no problems to open the manuals only with normal userpermission its dosent work.

ll /usr/share/man/*1*/passwd.1
-r--r--r-- 1 bin bin 9294 May 4 2007 /usr/share/man/man1.Z/passwd.1
file /usr/share/man/*1*/passwd.1
/usr/share/man/man1.Z/passwd.1: compressed data, block compressed, 16 bits

Thanks in advance

John
jj21
Occasional Contributor

Re: man passwd aborted (sorry)

sorry i have forgot it is a hpux v2 b.11.23 on itanium 2 integrity Server.
Avinash20
Honored Contributor

Re: man passwd aborted (sorry)

Please run the following command

# swverify \*

Post the file
/var/adm/sw/swagent.log
/var/adm/sw/swverify.log
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Duncan Edmonstone
Honored Contributor

Re: man passwd aborted (sorry)

Can your users write to /tmp ?

That's where man uncompresses the compressed man pages to.

As you'll see from the following tusc output, man opens quite a lot of files, vene excluding shared libraries (which I don't think are the problem - we'd see a different error message):

# /usr/local/bin/tusc -fn man passwd | grep open | grep -v "/usr/lib"
Reformatting entry. Wait...[man passwd ] open("/usr/bin/man", O_RDONLY, 0) .......................................................... = 3
[man passwd ] open("/tmp/man007638", O_RDWR|O_CREAT|O_EXCL|0x800, 0600) .................................. = 4
[sh -c uncomp] open("/usr/bin/sh", O_RDONLY, 0) ........................................................... = 3
[sh -c uncomp] open("/dev/null", O_RDONLY, 05030) ......................................................... = 3
[sh -c uncomp] open("/usr/share/man//man1.Z/passwd.1", O_RDONLY|0x800, 0) ................................. = 3
[uncompress -] open("/usr/bin/uncompress", O_RDONLY, 0) ................................................... = 3
[sh -c tbl -T] open("/usr/bin/sh", O_RDONLY, 0) ........................................................... = 3
[sh -c tbl -T] open("/dev/null", O_RDONLY, 05030) ......................................................... = 3
[col -x ] open("/usr/bin/col", O_RDONLY, 0) .......................................................... = 3
[cat -s ] open("/usr/bin/cat", O_RDONLY, 0) .......................................................... = 3
[tbl -TX /tmp] open("/usr/bin/tbl", O_RDONLY, 0) .......................................................... = 3
[nroff -man ] open("/usr/bin/nroff", O_RDONLY, 0) ........................................................ = 3
[tbl -TX /tmp] open("/tmp/man007638", O_RDONLY, 0666) ..................................................... = 4
[neqn ] open("/usr/bin/neqn", O_RDONLY, 0) ......................................................... = 3
[nroff -man ] open("/dev/telnet/", O_RDONLY|0x200000, 0103317) ........................................... = 4
[nroff -man ] open("/dev/", O_RDONLY|0x200000, 01610) .................................................... = 4
[nroff -man ] open("/dev/pty/", O_RDONLY|0x200000, 01610) ................................................ = 4
[nroff -man ] open("/dev/ptym/", O_RDONLY|0x200000, 01610) ............................................... = 4
[nroff -man ] open("/dev/pts/", O_RDONLY|0x200000, 01610) ................................................ = 4
[nroff -man ] open("/usr/share/lib/term/tab37", O_RDONLY, 0) ............................................. = 4
[nroff -man ] open("/usr/share/lib/tmac/tmac.an", O_RDONLY, 0666) ........................................ = 5
[nroff -man ] open("/usr/share/lib/macros/an", O_RDONLY, 0666) ........................................... = 6


If the user can't open any of these files, then man might fail...

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
Avinash20
Honored Contributor

Re: man passwd aborted (sorry)

Yes Duncan. You are absolutely right

I have changed the permission of /tmp to 444, and man dumps.

Change the permission of /tmp.
This is definately a good solution and question
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jj21
Occasional Contributor

Re: man passwd aborted (sorry)

WoW thanks a lot thats right !

kind regards

john
jj21
Occasional Contributor

Re: man passwd aborted (sorry)

appendix, the sticky bit and the filepermission was not set on the /tmp
Avinash20
Honored Contributor

Re: man passwd aborted (sorry)

Hi .. Nice that your issue is resolved.

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