Linux Bug #1: Bad Documentation
Nov 18, 2009, 04:34 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)
"It's a way to guarantee having fewer users, unhappy users, and
"Let me share with you how I spent much of the past week.
(Lately I've been spending a lot of time wrestling with application
problems; this is just one example.) A certain application that I
use every day was failing on one command and returning this fine
unhelpful error message:
Finished with exit status 1
"Oh goody, how illuminating. So I look in the man page and none
of the error codes are explained. The command does not generate any
logfile entries. Good so far, a promising start. Next stop, Google.
Google finds a fair number of other users with the same problem,
but no solution."