[Pkg-shadow-devel] passwd(5) manual page
Serge E. Hallyn
serge at hallyn.com
Mon Aug 15 16:58:04 BST 2022
On Mon, Aug 01, 2022 at 07:57:24AM -0500, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> (re-sending, corecting Christian's email address)
> On Mon, Aug 01, 2022 at 07:56:13AM -0500, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> > On Sun, Jul 31, 2022 at 12:53:20PM +0200, Alejandro Colomar (man-pages) wrote:
> > > Hi Serge,
> > >
> > > I see that Debian manpages remove passwd(5) from upstream Linux man-pages
> > > because you (shadow-utils) already produce a page, and Debian manpages'
> > > README.Debian says they like it more.
> > >
> > > I'm happy with the passwd(5) manual page being part of shadow-utils. Do you
> > > know if all GNU/Linux distributions use shadow-utils and therefore have your
> > Many do, but alpine for instance does not.
> > > manual page? I'd like to remove the page from the Linux man-pages if no-one
> > > is reading it.
> > >
> > > BTW, if I remove it, please have a look at it, just in case you see anything
> > > that you may be interested in picking for your page.
> > I'll take a look later this week, thanks.
Yeah, honestly there are things I like in the man-pages version, like the
historical note about the GECOS field. It would be nice to see them
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