Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#3892 closed defect (fixed)

Please prevent installing man5/passwd.5 of the man-pages package.

Reported by: yuksiy Owned by: lfs-book@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 7.9
Component: Book Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: yuk@…


( This ticket has been re-posted revised my following post. )

In LFS 7.8 "6.25. Shadow-4.2.1", passwd.5 of the shadow package overwrites already installed passwd.5 of the man-pages package.

However, it's hard for LFS readers to judge whether this overwriting is intended or not, because there is no supplementary explanation about overwriting in this page.

Therefore, I suggest installation of passwd.5 of the man-pages package is prevented.

If this suggestion is not acceptable, I think at least it would be better to add supplementary explanation that overwriting passwd.5 is intended.

As far as I have found in the BLFS book at present, there are following pages that contain the supplementary explanation about overwriting files.
(Find in page with the keyword "overwrite".)

Change History (3)

comment:1 by bdubbs@…, 7 years ago

It looks like the man-pages version is better. Add to the shadow page:

find -name passwd.5 -delete

Not tested.

comment:2 by bdubbs@…, 7 years ago

Cc: yuk@… added

comment:3 by bdubbs@…, 7 years ago

Milestone: 7.107.9
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed at revision 11026.

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