Trivial bug in man documentation: forgotten --strip-unneeded option in objcopy SYNOPSIS

Bug #1631631 reported by Oleksandr Pikozh on 2016-10-08
This bug affects 1 person
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One Hundred Papercuts
binutils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In the man page of "objcopy" the "--strip-unneeded" option:
- is described in OPTIONS section;
- but is forgotten in SYNOPSIS section (don't confuse with "--strip-unneeded-symbol=" and "--strip-unneeded-symbols=", which aren't forgotten).

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
Release: 16.04

$ apt-cache policy binutils
  Installed: 2.26.1-1ubuntu1~16.04.3
  Candidate: 2.26.1-1ubuntu1~16.04.3
  Version table:
 *** 2.26.1-1ubuntu1~16.04.3 500
        500 xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 xenial-security/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.26-8ubuntu2 500
        500 xenial/main amd64 Packages

I expected SYNOPSIS and OPTIONS sections of the man page of "objcopy" to be consistent.

Option "--strip-unneeded" present in OPTIONS section, is absent in SYNOPSIS section.

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Oleksandr Pikozh (o-pikozh) wrote :
Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

Thanks for taking your time to report this issue and help making Ubuntu better.

I can confirm that the --strip-unneeded option is still missing from the objcopy manpage in binutils 2.27-8ubuntu2 on Ubuntu Yakkety.

Changed in binutils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: bitesize xenial yakkety
Changed in binutils (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
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