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Bug Fix Advisory man-pages bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1461-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-02-20
Last updated on: 2012-02-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated man-pages package that fixes several bugs and adds various
enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

This updated man-pages package provides fixes for the following bugs:

* The host.conf(5) man page contained information about the "order" keyword,
which is no longer used by the GNU C library, glibc, to determine the order in
which host lookups are performed. The lookup order is now taken from
/etc/nsswitch.conf. The unsupported keyword "order" has been removed from the
host.conf man page. (BZ#699701)

* Previously, the rt_sigprocmask(2) manual page contained an erroneous
description of the "oset" parameter. This update corrects this description.
(BZ#698691)

* Previously, the db(3) manual page was pointing to the non-existent dbopen(3)
manual page. An error message, "fopen: No such file or directory", was displayed
when the command "man db" was issued. With this update, the db(3) manual page is
removed. (BZ#640299)

* Previously, the tzset(3) manual page contained an incorrect interval in the
description of the start and end format for Daylight Saving Time. Consequently
users thought the number was 1-based rather than 0-based when not using the "J"
option. With this update the manual page has been corrected. The Julian day can
be specified with an interval of 0 to 365 and February 29 is counted in leap
years when the "J" option is not used. (BZ#751877)

In addition, this updated package provides the following enhancements:

* An update in the close(2) man page explains the interaction between system
calls close() and recv() in different threads. (BZ#650985)

* The bootparam(7) man page is updated to the newer version. (BZ#741713)

All users are advised to upgrade to this updated man-pages package, which fixes
these bugs and adds these enhancements.


Solution

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

This update is available via the 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 (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
man-pages-2.39-20.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 7d57179c715bf31aaa8674f6bcc5664f
SHA-256: 0a8d8d191a37b39c127bf1c772cc149bb3b8829859f01e18db31a922ea9e7544
 
IA-32:
man-pages-2.39-20.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 3637fd2512c61ef6903640fd791c630a
SHA-256: e06195a0637c9dd2499f4f45aa83025cc9ac513f7a39376cbdfa1d6e3c8c869f
 
IA-64:
man-pages-2.39-20.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 3637fd2512c61ef6903640fd791c630a
SHA-256: e06195a0637c9dd2499f4f45aa83025cc9ac513f7a39376cbdfa1d6e3c8c869f
 
PPC:
man-pages-2.39-20.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 3637fd2512c61ef6903640fd791c630a
SHA-256: e06195a0637c9dd2499f4f45aa83025cc9ac513f7a39376cbdfa1d6e3c8c869f
 
s390x:
man-pages-2.39-20.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 3637fd2512c61ef6903640fd791c630a
SHA-256: e06195a0637c9dd2499f4f45aa83025cc9ac513f7a39376cbdfa1d6e3c8c869f
 
x86_64:
man-pages-2.39-20.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 3637fd2512c61ef6903640fd791c630a
SHA-256: e06195a0637c9dd2499f4f45aa83025cc9ac513f7a39376cbdfa1d6e3c8c869f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
man-pages-2.39-20.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 7d57179c715bf31aaa8674f6bcc5664f
SHA-256: 0a8d8d191a37b39c127bf1c772cc149bb3b8829859f01e18db31a922ea9e7544
 
IA-32:
man-pages-2.39-20.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 3637fd2512c61ef6903640fd791c630a
SHA-256: e06195a0637c9dd2499f4f45aa83025cc9ac513f7a39376cbdfa1d6e3c8c869f
 
x86_64:
man-pages-2.39-20.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 3637fd2512c61ef6903640fd791c630a
SHA-256: e06195a0637c9dd2499f4f45aa83025cc9ac513f7a39376cbdfa1d6e3c8c869f
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

640299 - db(3) refers to nonexistent dbopen(3) manpage
650985 - Interaction of close() and recv() in different threads never documented
699701 - Remove documentation for "order" keyword in /etc/host.conf manpage
741713 - bootparam man page not up-to-date under RHEL 5


Keywords

man-pages


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