Minor bug in samba 2.0.7 smb.conf.5 manpage...

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at samba.org
Tue Jul 18 18:52:06 GMT 2000

ah, that'll be yodl's fault, it's auto-generated from smb.conf.yo.

On Tue, 18 Jul 2000 gonyier at us.ibm.com wrote:

> This is a very small nitpick that I would like to bring to your attention.
> In the smb.conf.5, there seems to be a typo in four lines that seem
> to be causing the man command problems (at least on the AIX 4.3.3 and
> Redhat 6.2
> systems that I have looked at that manpage with).
> The lines in smb.conf.5 in question are:
> line 5367:    .IP "\fB"security=share"\fP"
> line 5433:    .IP "\fB"security=user"\fP"
> line 5457:    .IP "\fB"security=server"\fP"
> line 5486:    .IP "\fB"security=domain"\fP"
> The result of this is that these lines do not show up
> at all when the man page is viewed through the man command.
> groff -man, et al doesn't seem to like these lines either--
> with that command I get the following error for each of the
> lines above:
> Warning: numeric expression expected (got 's')
> I am not an expert on the format for man page files, but changing
> the lines to the following seems to not generate errors and
> the lines actually show up when viewed from the man command:
> line 5367:    .IP "\fBsecurity=share\fP"
> line 5433:    .IP "\fBsecurity=user\fP"
> line 5457:    .IP "\fBsecurity=server\fP"
> line 5486:    .IP "\fBsecurity=domain\fP"
> I just deleted the innermost pair of double-quote characters.
> I know this all sounds trivial, but since these lines are
> section headers describing the "security" parameter in
> the smb.conf file, it is a little confusing when jumping
> from the description of one setting for this parameter
> to another without these section headings showing up.
> I have not checked the other man pages supplied with
> the samba 2.0.7 package for similar errors...
> __
> Dwaine Gonyier
> LAN Adapter and Switch Test
> gonyier at us.ibm.com

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