Manual page typos

Bug #164181 reported by era on 2007-11-20
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
cryptsetup (Debian)
Fix Released
cryptsetup (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: cryptsetup

s/mountpoints/mount points

Also the lines in this file are incredibly long, but I guess that's a fault of the software which generated it, and it's not meant to be edited anyway.

s/evertime/every time/g
s/ist stripped/is stripped

The wording of this manual page could also need some care and loving but this is just a quick aspell check.

era (era) wrote :

Also s/This options/this option/ in cryptsetup (duh, that was the typo which caused me to run aspell on it in the first place).

Changed in cryptsetup:
importance: Undecided → Low
Bruno Barrera Yever (bbyever) wrote :

Man page typos fixed

Changed in cryptsetup:
status: New → In Progress
Changed in cryptsetup:
assignee: nobody → bbyever
status: In Progress → New
status: New → In Progress
Bruno Barrera Yever (bbyever) wrote :

nevermind, the patch was not working.

Bruno Barrera Yever (bbyever) wrote :

Here's the patch fixing the typos

Changed in cryptsetup:
status: In Progress → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
era (era) wrote :

> +@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@
> + .PP
> > + \fIresize\fR <name>
> + .IP
> +-resizes an active mapping <name>. <options> must include \-\-size
> ++re sizes an active mapping <name>. <options> must include \-\-size

"re sizes"? That's a bit odd, don't you think?

> +@@ -127,16 +127,14 @@
> + .B "\-\-version"
> + Show the version.
> +
> +-\fIFrom a file descriptor or a terminal\fR: Password processing is new-line sensitive, meaning the reading > will stop after encountering \\n. It will processed the read material (without newline) with the default hash or > the hash given by \-\-hash. After hashing it will be cropped to the key size given by \-s.
> ++\fIFrom a file descriptor or a terminal\fR: Password processing is new-line sensitive, meaning the reading > will stop after encountering \\n. It will processed

"It will process", I guess?

> +-If \-\-key-file=- is used for reading the key from stdin, no trailing newline ist stripped from the input.
> Without that option, cryptsetup strips trailing newlines from stdin input.

Was the blanket removal of this line intentional? (Killed one typo, it did :-)

> +diff -urNad cryptsetup-1.0.5~/man/cryptsetup.8~ cryptsetup-1.0.5/man/cryptsetup.8~
> +--- cryptsetup-1.0.5~/man/cryptsetup.8~ 1969-12-31 18:00:00.000000000 -0600
> ++++ cryptsetup-1.0.5/man/cryptsetup.8~ 2008-03-22 14:18:38.000000000 -0600

This part should probably not be included in the diff.

I don't see the diffs against usr/share/man/man5/crypttab.5.gz which were also included in my original report. Also the s/This options/This option which I reported as a follow-up is missing.

Bruno Barrera Yever (bbyever) wrote :

fixed that. sorry this was my first bug fixed and my first patch ever.

era (era) wrote :

You still have the Emacs backup files in the diff. Other than that, this looks great now. Thanks for your effort!

Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) wrote :

Few comments, please get going as you are doing fine!

1 - We are patching the release version, which is hardy. Please use the right distribution in the changelog.
2 - No need to have two patches to fix the same problem, one should be sufficient.
3 - Add a description to your DPATCH patches (the line(s) with ## DP: No description.).
4 - Remove your backup file from the tree before debuilding the package (or remove it manually from the debdiff).
5 - Set the bug status to confirmed and assigned to nobody when the patch is ready.
6 - Since this package is in main you should subscribe ubuntu-main-sponsors, not ubuntu-universe-sponsors.

Thanks for your work!

Changed in cryptsetup:
status: Fix Committed → Incomplete
Changed in cryptsetup:
status: Incomplete → In Progress

here's a new patch fixing the typos and everything ^^

Changed in cryptsetup:
assignee: bbyever → nobody
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Reinhard: can you please take a look at it?

era (era) wrote :

I'm not Reinhard, but all of the items from Cesare's list except #3 (which is a triviality anyhow) seem to be addressed.

Haven't re-verified the actual patch tho.

Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) wrote :


still just a couple of minor remarks:

1. Try to improve your changelog so that it is clear what does what/where/why. In this case it could be good to say:

* debian/patches:
  - add 07typos_fix.dpatch: Fix typos in man pages. (LP: #164181)

2. In DPATCH you should fill the header information. For instance, your email is <email address hidden> not bruno@bruno-desktop. Also, see where it says: ##DP: No description. ? We use that field to describe what the patch does and why, and eventually where is coming from. In this case is your patch, so just add a description (like ##DP: Fixes some typos in upstream's man pages).

If you have doubts, ask your mentor or on IRC (#ubuntu-motu).

Keep it up!

Bruno Barrera Yever (bbyever) wrote :

ok i fixed the changelog and the dpatch info.

Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) wrote :

Looks cool. Be careful that the changelog entries should not exceed 80 columns!

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package cryptsetup - 2:1.0.5-2ubuntu12

cryptsetup (2:1.0.5-2ubuntu12) hardy; urgency=low

  * added debian/patches/07_typos_fix.dpatch: fixed typos in man pages. (LP: #164181)

 -- Bruno Barrera Yever <email address hidden> Mon, 07 Apr 2008 18:43:05 -0500

Changed in cryptsetup:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in cryptsetup:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in cryptsetup:
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in cryptsetup:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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