The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 12503
Manpages not generated correctly in tarball?
Last modified: 2017-12-02 14:22:31 UTC
Created attachment 12804 [details]
diff between extract from samba-4.4.8.tar.gz and that built from git repo, after generating man pages
I am running FreeBSD 11.0.
I want to install samba44 from ports, which currently is samba-4.4.8.
However, I want to use a checkout from the git repo instead of the tarball.
I have mirrored the samba git repo locally and then used it to check out
samba-4.4.8. I have then compared it to what is in samba-4.4.8.tar.gz
and have found that the prebuilt manpages are missing.
I have generated them using the Makefile in docs-xml and again compared
them to those in the distribution tarball.
Now the problem: It seems that in the distribution tarball, the manpages
are truncated; look for examle for "dbwrap_tool.1". I have attached a
full diff to show this.
I've run into this also, but did not find the problem yet...
A consequence of this issue is that users of the tarball get incomplete manual pages.
This has been fixed in later versions.
Closing out bug report.