Debian Bug report logs - #103699
Result from atan2 is unclear in man page

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Package: mawk; Maintainer for mawk is Steve Langasek <>; Source for mawk is src:mawk.

Reported by: Edward Betts <>

Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 10:13:49 UTC

Severity: minor

Found in version 1.3.3-6

Fixed in version mawk/1.3.3-9

Done: James Troup <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Edward Betts <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: Result from atan2 is unclear in man page
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 11:28:37 +0200
Package: mawk
Version: 1.3.3-6
Severity: normal

The man page for mawk(1) says:
> Arithmetic functions
> atan2(y,x)  Arctan of y/x between -n and n.

This is unclear, what are -n and n? We guess it means between -pi and pi,
because that is how atan2 works in Perl, see perlfunc(1).

Suggested fix: change -n and n in mawk(1) to -pi and pi.

-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux wopr 2.4.5-ac15 #1 Sat Jun 16 23:58:19 BST 2001 i686

Versions of packages mawk depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.2.3-6    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an

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From: James Troup <>
Subject: Bug#103699: fixed in mawk 1.3.3-9
Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2002 10:47:52 -0400
We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
mawk, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/m/mawk/mawk_1.3.3-9.diff.gz
  to pool/main/m/mawk/mawk_1.3.3-9.dsc
  to pool/main/m/mawk/mawk_1.3.3-9_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Format: 1.7
Date: Fri,  9 Aug 2002 15:04:23 +0100
Source: mawk
Binary: mawk
Architecture: source i386
Version: 1.3.3-9
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: James Troup <>
Changed-By: James Troup <>
 mawk       - a pattern scanning and text processing language
Closes: 103699 125120
 mawk (1.3.3-9) unstable; urgency=low
   * debian/control: capitalize POSIX, thanks to Matt Zimmerman
     <>.  Closes: #125120
   * debian/changelog: remove obsolete local variables.
   * man/mawk.1: add a macro provided by Colin Watson <>
     to force PI to be displayed as "pi" (rather than 'n') when processed
     by nroff.  Closes: #103699
   * debian/control (Standards-Version): update to
 2e2f07b6cff21bd554aca01879bca219 521 base required mawk_1.3.3-9.dsc
 f710727ab6c3b818c65600197c1f3de5 13239 base required mawk_1.3.3-9.diff.gz
 a983639396d9fb5a343009564047d2cb 76932 base required mawk_1.3.3-9_i386.deb

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