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bug#16722: 24.3.50; `M-x man' does not handle case appropriately


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#16722: 24.3.50; `M-x man' does not handle case appropriately
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:50:04 +0200

> Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 11:25:43 -0800 (PST)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> 
> > Since the both of you seem to agree that emacs should magically fix
> > important (but easily fixed) deficiencies in your system setup, do as
> > you please and I'll leave it at that.
> 
> Coming back to this bug (which is still there).
> 
> I did try running `makewhatis', BTW.  That just raised a bunch of errors:
> 
> makewhatis
> FIND: Invalid switch
> FIND: Invalid switch
> FIND: Invalid switch
> FIND: Invalid switch
> FIND: Invalid switch
> -uThe system cannot find the file specified.

Your system is mis-configured: it finds the Windows find.exe before
(or instead) finding the Cygwin find.exe.  You should re-arrange your
PATH.

> makewhatis -w
> cp: cannot create regular file `/cygdrive/c/Program/whatis': No such file or 
> directory
> cp: cannot create regular file `Files/GnuWin32/man/whatis': No such file or 
> directory
> cp: cannot create regular file `/cygdrive/c/Program/whatis': No such file or 
> directory
> cp: cannot create regular file `Files/GnuWin32/man/whatis': No such file or 
> directory

And this looks like some problem with file names with embedded blanks
("Program Files").

> Is there really no possibility that Emacs will fix this?

I don't see any evidence of an Emacs problem here.





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