Bug#796948: verbose output documentation does not match actual output

Joey Hess id at joeyh.name
Wed Aug 26 01:22:45 UTC 2015

Package: kpartx
Version: 0.5.0-7
Severity: normal

Man page:

              kpartx -av disk.img

       This will output lines such as:

              loop3p1 : 0 20964762 /dev/loop3 63


	root at darkstar:/home/joey>kpartx -avs disk
	add map loop0p1 (254:0): 0 192512 linear /dev/loop0 2048

It would be helpful if the man page documents that the actual output looks
like, at least to the point of documenting that it starts with "add map".

It may be that the output format has changed since the man page was written.
That's worrying. I'm not sure if the verbose output is really intended to be
parsed, but there are programs that do parse it (for example, vmdebootstrap).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages kpartx depends on:
ii  dmsetup             2:1.02.103-1
ii  libc6               2.19-19
ii  libdevmapper1.02.1  2:1.02.103-1
ii  udev                223-2

kpartx recommends no packages.

kpartx suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

see shy jo
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