Error in errno(1)

Bug #729932 reported by Reuben Thomas
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
errno (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntu-dev-tools

errno(1) refers to errno(2), but there is no such man page. Delete this cross-reference. (The correct cross-reference, to errno(3), is already given.)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: ubuntu-dev-tools 0.104
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-25.44-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-25-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: ksplice_7wguvxd4_vmlinux_new ksplice_7wguvxd4 ksplice_uvn6xhjp_mac80211_new ksplice_uvn6xhjp ksplice_o0u4ffpk_vmlinux_new ksplice_o0u4ffpk ksplice_bghqlwpx_vmlinux_new ksplice_bghqlwpx ksplice_a8nzwqaz ksplice_e88mxshl ksplice_xz97bp9a ksplice_op45l9xx_mac80211_new ksplice_op45l9xx ksplice_gmku1buo ksplice_ymjflcfh ksplice_9nim1pw2_vmlinux_new ksplice_9nim1pw2 ksplice_6x4mv3mx_vmlinux_new ksplice_6x4mv3mx ksplice_c2asaxjn_vmlinux_new ksplice_c2asaxjn ksplice_uj2svbtr ksplice_sv9cyska_vmlinux_new ksplice_sv9cyska ksplice_peu2xj4r ksplice_d2ad90yo ksplice_1lcrmvwl ksplice_g6ak4tox ksplice_0dsibpfs_vmlinux_new ksplice_0dsibpfs
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Mar 5 23:41:53 2011
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: ubuntu-dev-tools

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Reuben Thomas (rrt) wrote :
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Stefano Rivera (stefanor) wrote :

Errno moved out of ubuntu-dev-tools, I'm reassigning this.

Note that there is an errno.2 in freebsd-manpages.

affects: ubuntu-dev-tools (Ubuntu) → errno (Ubuntu)
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Reuben Thomas (rrt) wrote :

errno(2) in freebsd-manpages is actually an alias for intro(2). There's still no reason to cross-reference it from a Linux man page that I can see, but you could reduce confusion by specifically cross-referencing intro(2) rather than errno(2). It is confusing, because, according to Linux man page sectioning, section 2 is for system calls, and so a cross-reference to errno(2) implies that there's a system call called errno, which there isn't (not even on FreeBSD!).

Changed in errno (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → In Progress
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package errno - 1.3-0ubuntu1

errno (1.3-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  * debian/control:
    - fix description
  * errno.1: LP: #729932
    - remove reference to errno.2
 -- Dustin Kirkland <email address hidden> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 01:15:45 -0600

Changed in errno (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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