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* Errors in man pages, here: execve.2, missing full stop
@ 2020-07-06 10:11 Helge Kreutzmann
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From: Helge Kreutzmann @ 2020-07-06 10:11 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: mtk.manpages; +Cc: linux-man


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

During their work translators notice different possible issues in the
original (english) man pages. Sometimes 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 in 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 convert 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
them.

I'm now reporting the errors for your project. If future reports
should use another channel, please let me know.

**

Man page: execve.2
Issue: Missing full stop after "NULL pointer"

"I<argv> is an array of pointers to strings passed to the new program as its "
"command-line arguments.  By convention, the first of these strings (i.e., "
"I<argv[0]>)  should contain the filename associated with the file being "
"executed.  The I<argv> array must be terminated by a NULL pointer (Thus, in "
"the new program, I<argv[argc]> will be NULL.)"

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* Re: Errors in man pages, here: execve.2, missing full stop
  2020-07-06 10:11 Helge Kreutzmann
@ 2020-07-06 10:36 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) @ 2020-07-06 10:36 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Helge Kreutzmann; +Cc: mtk.manpages, linux-man

On 7/6/20 12:11 PM, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> Dear linux man page maintainer,
> the manpage-l10n project maintains a large number of translations of
> man pages both from a large variety of sources (including linux man
> pages) as well for a large variety of target languages.
> 
> During their work translators notice different possible issues in the
> original (english) man pages. Sometimes 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 in 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 convert 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
> them.
> 
> I'm now reporting the errors for your project. If future reports
> should use another channel, please let me know.
> 
> **
> 
> Man page: execve.2
> Issue: Missing final full stop
>  
> "I<envp> is an array of pointers to strings, conventionally of the form "
> "B<key=value>, which are passed as the environment of the new program.  The "
> "I<envp> array must be terminated by a NULL pointer"

Fixed. Thanks, Helge.

Cheers,

Michael



-- 
Michael Kerrisk
Linux man-pages maintainer; http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/
Linux/UNIX System Programming Training: http://man7.org/training/

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* Errors in man pages, here: execve.2, missing full stop
@ 2020-07-06 10:11 Helge Kreutzmann
  2020-07-06 10:36 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Helge Kreutzmann @ 2020-07-06 10:11 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: mtk.manpages; +Cc: linux-man


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

During their work translators notice different possible issues in the
original (english) man pages. Sometimes 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 in 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 convert 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
them.

I'm now reporting the errors for your project. If future reports
should use another channel, please let me know.

**

Man page: execve.2
Issue: Missing final full stop
 
"I<envp> is an array of pointers to strings, conventionally of the form "
"B<key=value>, which are passed as the environment of the new program.  The "
"I<envp> array must be terminated by a NULL pointer"

-- 
      Dr. Helge Kreutzmann                     debian@helgefjell.de
           Dipl.-Phys.                   http://www.helgefjell.de/debian.php
        64bit GNU powered                     gpg signed mail preferred
           Help keep free software "libre": http://www.ffii.de/

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