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From: Helge Kreutzmann <>
Subject: Errors in man pages, here: rename(2): Content
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2020 08:48:20 +0200
Message-ID: <20200419064820.GA31701@Debian-50-lenny-64-minimal> (raw)

Dear manpages maintainers.
the manpage-l10n project maintains a large number of translations of
man pages both from a large variety of sources (including manpages) as
well for a large variety of target languages.

During their work translators notice different possible issues in the
original (english) man pages. Sometiems this is a straightforward
typo, sometimes a hard to read sentence, sometimes this is a convention
not held up and sometimes we simply do not understand the original.

We use several distributions as sources and update regularly (at
least every 2 month). This means we are fairly recent (some
distributions like archlinux also update frequently) but might miss
the latest upstream version once a while, so the error might be
already fixed. We apologize and ask you to close the issue immediately
if this should be the case, but given the huge volume of projects and
the very limited number of volunteers we are not able to double check
each and every issue.

Secondly we translators see the manpages in the neutral po format,
i.e. converted and harmonized, but not the original source (be it man,
groff, xml or other). So we cannot provide a true patch (where
possible), but only an approximation which you need to translate into
your source format.

Finally the issues I'm reporting have accumulated over time and are
not always discovered by me, so sometimes my description of the
problem my be a bit limited - do not hesitate to ask so we can clarify

I'm now reporting the errors for your project. As requested, each
issue is sent in an unique mail for easier tracking on your side. If
future reports should use another channel, please let me know.


If newpath exists, this is already the reason for the failure?

"If I<newpath> exists but the operation fails for some reason, B<rename>()  "
"guarantees to leave an instance of I<newpath> in place."

      Dr. Helge Kreutzmann           
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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-19  6:48 Helge Kreutzmann [this message]
2020-04-20  9:40 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-04-26 11:12   ` Helge Kreutzmann
2020-04-26 14:24     ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-04-26 16:17       ` Helge Kreutzmann

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