Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 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@…

Description

( This ticket has been re-posted revised my following post.
http://lists.linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/lfs-dev/2016-February/070822.html )

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".)
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/7.8/postlfs/gnupg.html
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/7.8/basicnet/traceroute.html
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/7.8/basicnet/whois.html
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/7.8/x/gtk3.html

Change History (3)

comment:1 by bdubbs@…, 6 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@…, 6 years ago

Cc: yuk@… added

comment:3 by bdubbs@…, 6 years ago

Milestone: 7.107.9
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed at revision 11026.

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