[Adduser-devel] Bug#278937: marked as done (adduser: typo and request for clarification in the manpages)

Debian Bug Tracking System owner@bugs.debian.org
Fri, 06 May 2005 05:33:31 -0700

Your message dated Fri, 6 May 2005 14:21:10 +0200
with message-id <20050506122110.GA17295@lefler.int.l21.ma.zugschlus.de>
and subject line Closing bugs
has caused the attached Bug report to be marked as done.

This means that you claim that the problem has been dealt with.
If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

(NB: If you are a system administrator and have no idea what I am
talking about this indicates a serious mail system misconfiguration
somewhere.  Please contact me immediately.)

Debian bug tracking system administrator
(administrator, Debian Bugs database)

Received: (at submit) by bugs.debian.org; 30 Oct 2004 14:19:39 +0000
>From nicolas.francois@centraliens.net Sat Oct 30 07:19:39 2004
Return-path: <nicolas.francois@centraliens.net>
Received: from relay-1v.club-internet.fr [] 
	by spohr.debian.org with esmtp (Exim 3.35 1 (Debian))
	id 1CNu4w-0003ym-00; Sat, 30 Oct 2004 07:19:39 -0700
Received: from nekral.homelinux.net (f09m-2-102.d1.club-internet.fr [])
	by relay-1v.club-internet.fr (Postfix) with ESMTP id 3216D78D;
	Sat, 30 Oct 2004 16:19:37 +0200 (CEST)
Received: by nekral.homelinux.net (Postfix, from userid 1000)
	id DAE7B14F098; Sat, 30 Oct 2004 16:19:36 +0200 (CEST)
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 16:19:36 +0200
From: Nicolas =?iso-8859-1?Q?Fran=E7ois?= <nicolas.francois@centraliens.net>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: adduser: typo and request for clarification in the manpages
Message-ID: <20041030141936.GA5743@nekral.homelinux.net>
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="DocE+STaALJfprDB"
Content-Disposition: inline
X-Reportbug-Version: 3.1
User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040907i
Delivered-To: submit@bugs.debian.org
X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 2.60-bugs.debian.org_2004_03_25 
	(1.212-2003-09-23-exp) on spohr.debian.org
X-Spam-Status: No, hits=-8.0 required=4.0 tests=BAYES_00,HAS_PACKAGE 
	autolearn=no version=2.60-bugs.debian.org_2004_03_25

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Disposition: inline

Package: adduser
Version: 3.59
Severity: minor


I posted some remarks regarding adduser's manpages on:

Marc Haber asked for a bug report because he could not fix it in a short
period of time.

I attach here a patch for points 1, 4, 5 and 6.

The other points are:
2) In adduser.8, line 110, I don't understand what the "master program" is.
3) In adduser.8, line 114, I don't understand:
   If an user with an uid in the system range (or if the uid is specified,
   with that) does already exist, adduser will exit silently.

BTW, some hyphens are not escaped in the manpages (which render searches
and cut&paste more difficult on UTF-8 terminals). I can make a patch for
this if you wish.

PS: I will soon post a french translation of the manpages. It would be
nice if you could mail debian-l10n-french@lists.debian.org if the manpages
are modified, so I will be able to make an update for the same upload.

Kind Regards,

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="adduser_manpages.patch"

Index: adduser.8
RCS file: /cvsroot/ddp/manpages/english/adduser/adduser.8,v
retrieving revision 1.4
diff -a -u -r1.4 adduser.8
--- adduser.8	1 Aug 2004 11:15:28 -0000	1.4
+++ adduser.8	30 Oct 2004 13:24:25 -0000
@@ -182,7 +182,7 @@
 .B \-\-force\-badname
 By default, user and group names are required to consist of a
 lowercase letter followed by zero or more lowercase letters or numbers. Dashes
-in the username are accepted as well.
+in user and group names are accepted as well.
 This option forces
 .B adduser
Index: deluser.8
RCS file: /cvsroot/ddp/manpages/english/adduser/deluser.8,v
retrieving revision 1.3
diff -a -u -r1.3 deluser.8
--- deluser.8	1 Aug 2004 11:15:28 -0000	1.3
+++ deluser.8	30 Oct 2004 13:24:26 -0000
@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@
 can be run in one of three modes:
 .SS "Remove a normal user"
 If called with one non-option argument and without the
-.BR " \-\-group " options, " deluser
+.BR " \-\-group " option, " deluser
 will remove a normal user.
 By default,
Index: deluser.conf.5
RCS file: /cvsroot/ddp/manpages/english/adduser/deluser.conf.5,v
retrieving revision 1.2
diff -a -u -r1.2 deluser.conf.5
--- deluser.conf.5	2 Apr 2004 20:17:57 -0000	1.2
+++ deluser.conf.5	30 Oct 2004 13:24:26 -0000
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@
 Each option takes the form
 .IR option " = " value .
 Double or single quotes are allowed around the value.  Comment lines
-must have a pound sign (#) in the first line.
+must have a pound sign (#) at the beginning of the line.
 deluser(8) and delgroup(8) also read /etc/adduser.conf.
@@ -33,7 +33,7 @@
 Removes all files on the system owned by the user to be removed.
 If this option is activated
-as no effect. Values may be 0 or 1.
+has no effect. Values may be 0 or 1.


Received: (at 278937-done) by bugs.debian.org; 6 May 2005 12:22:10 +0000
>From mh+debian-packages@zugschlus.de Fri May 06 05:22:10 2005
Return-path: <mh+debian-packages@zugschlus.de>
Received: from 5301d.unt0.torres.l21.ma.zugschlus.de (torres.int.l21.ma.zugschlus.de) [] (Debian-exim)
	by spohr.debian.org with esmtp (Exim 3.35 1 (Debian))
	id 1DU1qM-0003FP-00; Fri, 06 May 2005 05:22:10 -0700
Received: from lefler.int.l21.ma.zugschlus.de ([])
	by torres.int.l21.ma.zugschlus.de with esmtps (TLS-1.0:RSA_AES_256_CBC_SHA:32)
	(Exim 4.50)
	id 1DU1pQ-0002Pk-2p; Fri, 06 May 2005 14:21:12 +0200
Received: from mh by lefler.int.l21.ma.zugschlus.de with local (Exim 4.50)
	id 1DU1pP-0004fU-0I; Fri, 06 May 2005 14:21:11 +0200
Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 14:21:10 +0200
From: Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages@zugschlus.de>
To: 293559-done@bugs.debian.org, 283110-done@bugs.debian.org,
	287535-done@bugs.debian.org, 268841-done@bugs.debian.org,
	268837-done@bugs.debian.org, 286227-done@bugs.debian.org,
	268402-done@bugs.debian.org, 278937-done@bugs.debian.org,
	270266-done@bugs.debian.org, 279659-done@bugs.debian.org,
	273010-done@bugs.debian.org, 271142-done@bugs.debian.org,
	271829-done@bugs.debian.org, 231809-done@bugs.debian.org
Cc: Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages@zugschlus.de>
Subject: Closing bugs
Message-ID: <20050506122110.GA17295@lefler.int.l21.ma.zugschlus.de>
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Disposition: inline
User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.9i
Delivered-To: 278937-done@bugs.debian.org
X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 2.60-bugs.debian.org_2005_01_02 
	(1.212-2003-09-23-exp) on spohr.debian.org
X-Spam-Status: No, hits=-3.0 required=4.0 tests=BAYES_00 autolearn=no 
X-CrossAssassin-Score: 9

These bugs have been tagged as fixed-in-experimental, and are now
being closed completely. That should have happened long ago.


Marc Haber         | "I don't trust Computers. They | Mailadresse im Header
Mannheim, Germany  |  lose things."    Winona Ryder | Fon: *49 621 72739834
Nordisch by Nature |  How to make an American Quilt | Fax: *49 621 72739835