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Bug Fix Advisory man-pages bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0679-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-05-19
Last updated on: 2011-05-19
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

An updated man-pages package that corrects several documentation errors and
omissions and adds several improved man pages is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.

The man-pages package provides man (manual) pages from the Linux
Documentation Project (LDP).

This updated man-pages package addresses the following issues:

* The sd man page had an invalid link referring to the scsi man page. With
this update, all references to the scsi man page were removed from the sd
man page. (BZ#634626)

* The "getent --help" command output mentioned a "-s" switch which was not
explained anywhere in the getent man page. Since the getent man page is
outdated, the entire page was removed for this update. (BZ#669768)

* The man page for clock_gettime had references to the CLOCK_REALTIME_HR
and CLOCK_MONOTONIC_HR constants, that were used in clock_getres.2,
clock_gettime.2, clock_nanosleep.2, clock_settime.2, and timer_create.2.
These constants are no longer present in the Linux kernel and clock_gettime
was corrected to remove all references to these constants. (BZ#678376)

* A typographical error in the SHA, MD5, and DES algorithms on crypt(3) man
page, meant key significance in passwords was presented incorrectly. The
typo was fixed for this update. (BZ#679530)

* Information about a new keyword -- scopev4 -- was missing from the
"gai.conf" man page. As of this update, "gai.conf(5)" now documents the
scopev4 keyword. (BZ#679894)

* The example code demonstrating how to use the getifaddrs() API in the
getifaddrs man page contained a bug capable of crashing getifaddrs if used.
The previous example code did not check for a NULL pointer under certain
conditions which would cause a segmentation fault. With this update the
example code tests for this condition, as expected, thereby avoiding the
segfault. (BZ#683039)

This update also adds the following enhancements:

* The man pages for "pwrite(v)" and "pread(v)" were previously not included
in the man page package. With this update, they are. (BZ#528546)

* The "get_mempolicy" man page was updated to be more contemporaneous with
the version of the Linux kernel (version 2.6.32) used by Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6.(BZ#613777)

* The "pthread_attr_setguardsize" man page was updated to include
information about glibc 2.8 changes. (BZ#634986)

All users of manual pages are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which resolves these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red
Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
man-pages-3.22-17.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0447
    MD5: e56781a3801fb60d6f4099fd8d051e90
SHA-256: 87b1e9681c292dec44f700a7bf295e833d1d33f698b9daa0edaa21f0cc3ac2f1
 
IA-32:
man-pages-3.22-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0447
    MD5: 6a952ed7f8af8ccd5832a48317d42d4a
SHA-256: e62b784a8ad7b8aac4bbf1063df7aa6c00cf18f9b52ca65cdfe86c6128258644
 
x86_64:
man-pages-3.22-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0447
    MD5: 6a952ed7f8af8ccd5832a48317d42d4a
SHA-256: e62b784a8ad7b8aac4bbf1063df7aa6c00cf18f9b52ca65cdfe86c6128258644
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
man-pages-3.22-17.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0447
    MD5: e56781a3801fb60d6f4099fd8d051e90
SHA-256: 87b1e9681c292dec44f700a7bf295e833d1d33f698b9daa0edaa21f0cc3ac2f1
 
x86_64:
man-pages-3.22-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0447
    MD5: 6a952ed7f8af8ccd5832a48317d42d4a
SHA-256: e62b784a8ad7b8aac4bbf1063df7aa6c00cf18f9b52ca65cdfe86c6128258644
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
man-pages-3.22-17.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0447
    MD5: e56781a3801fb60d6f4099fd8d051e90
SHA-256: 87b1e9681c292dec44f700a7bf295e833d1d33f698b9daa0edaa21f0cc3ac2f1
 
IA-32:
man-pages-3.22-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0447
    MD5: 6a952ed7f8af8ccd5832a48317d42d4a
SHA-256: e62b784a8ad7b8aac4bbf1063df7aa6c00cf18f9b52ca65cdfe86c6128258644
 
PPC:
man-pages-3.22-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0447
    MD5: 6a952ed7f8af8ccd5832a48317d42d4a
SHA-256: e62b784a8ad7b8aac4bbf1063df7aa6c00cf18f9b52ca65cdfe86c6128258644
 
s390x:
man-pages-3.22-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0447
    MD5: 6a952ed7f8af8ccd5832a48317d42d4a
SHA-256: e62b784a8ad7b8aac4bbf1063df7aa6c00cf18f9b52ca65cdfe86c6128258644
 
x86_64:
man-pages-3.22-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0447
    MD5: 6a952ed7f8af8ccd5832a48317d42d4a
SHA-256: e62b784a8ad7b8aac4bbf1063df7aa6c00cf18f9b52ca65cdfe86c6128258644
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
man-pages-3.22-17.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0447
    MD5: e56781a3801fb60d6f4099fd8d051e90
SHA-256: 87b1e9681c292dec44f700a7bf295e833d1d33f698b9daa0edaa21f0cc3ac2f1
 
IA-32:
man-pages-3.22-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0447
    MD5: 6a952ed7f8af8ccd5832a48317d42d4a
SHA-256: e62b784a8ad7b8aac4bbf1063df7aa6c00cf18f9b52ca65cdfe86c6128258644
 
x86_64:
man-pages-3.22-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0447
    MD5: 6a952ed7f8af8ccd5832a48317d42d4a
SHA-256: e62b784a8ad7b8aac4bbf1063df7aa6c00cf18f9b52ca65cdfe86c6128258644
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

613777 - RHEL6b2: old, stale get_mempolicy(2) man page
634626 - scsi(4) man page missing
634986 - [RHEL6:THREADS] pthread_attr_setguardsize guard page in the wrong place
669768 - man page for getent does not match 'getent --help' output
678376 - clock_gettime man page error for CLOCK_REALTIME_HR
679530 - crypt(3) incorrect key length
679894 - add scopev4 to gai.conf man page
683039 - Example code in getifaddrs(3) man page can crash


Keywords

man-pages


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