Debian Bug report logs - #284814
manpages-dev: assert(3) wrongly says that assertion errors go to stdout

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Package: manpages-dev; Maintainer for manpages-dev is Martin Schulze <>; Source for manpages-dev is src:manpages.

Reported by: Branden Robinson <>

Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 23:03:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: patch

Found in version 1.70-1.branden.1

Fixed in version manpages/1.70-2

Done: Martin Schulze <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Branden Robinson <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: manpages-dev: assert(3) wrongly says that assertion errors go to stdout
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 17:51:40 -0500
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: manpages-dev
Version: 1.70-1.branden.1
Severity: normal
File: /usr/share/man/man3/assert.3.gz
Tags: patch

assert(3) claims that its error messages go to "standard output".  That's
wrong.  They go to standard error.

The attached patch fixes that error, and begins new sentences on new lines
as recommended by the GNU Roff texinfo documentation.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.25-powerpc-smp
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages manpages-dev depends on:
ii  manpages                1.70-1.branden.1 Manual pages about using a GNU/Lin

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From: Martin Schulze <>
Subject: Bug#284814: fixed in manpages 1.70-2
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 13:02:13 -0500
Source: manpages
Source-Version: 1.70-2

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
manpages, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/m/manpages/manpages-dev_1.70-2_all.deb
  to pool/main/m/manpages/manpages_1.70-2.diff.gz
  to pool/main/m/manpages/manpages_1.70-2.dsc
  to pool/main/m/manpages/manpages_1.70-2_all.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.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Martin Schulze <> (supplier of updated manpages package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 18:26:11 +0100
Source: manpages
Binary: manpages manpages-dev
Architecture: source all
Version: 1.70-2
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Martin Schulze <>
Changed-By: Martin Schulze <>
 manpages   - Manual pages about using a GNU/Linux system
 manpages-dev - Manual pages about using GNU/Linux for development
Closes: 88644 174175 204292 205736 210704 213538 220741 220859 222145 224953 226182 226974 229618 229865 231479 232962 236223 236884 237305 239762 242638 246668 249698 250900 251516 253515 262567 267471 268846 270817 271239 271243 276248 280520 283179 284814 284935 285852
 manpages (1.70-2) unstable; urgency=low
   * Untypo and removed superflous newline in errno(3), also applied
   * Formatting improvement in tzset(3), also applied upstream
   * Applied upstream patch to sigwaitinfo(2) (closes: Bug#222145)
   * Corrected output for assert(3) (closes: Bug#284814)
   * Corrected the title (closes: Bug#220741)
   * Added missing bracket to cmsg(3) (closes: Bug#237305)
   * Fixed typo in shm_open(3) (closes: Bug#271239)
   * Removed getspnam(3) from missing(7) (Bug#43210)
   * Corrected the example in printf(3) (closes: Bug#205736)
   * Fixed typo in modify_ldt(2) (closes: Bug#220859)
   * Corrected error code in swapon(2) (closes: Bug#204292)
   * Fixed spelling in ip(7) (closes: Bug#210704)
   * Applied upstream patch to fix formatting problems in netdevice(7)
     (closes: Bug#229865)
   * Corrected field order in proc(5) (closes: Bug#231479)
   * Added timer_create(2) to missing(7) (Bug#235963)
   * Corrected prototype in bind(2) (closes: Bug#239762)
   * Added documentation of ERANGE in log2(3) (closes: Bug#250900)
   * Adjusted the return value of getnameinfo(3) (closes: Bug#229618)
   * Removed unused variable in example of stdarg(3) (closes: Bug#262567)
   * Added fnmatch(3) to SEE ALSO of glob(3) (closes: Bug#226182)
   * Added field information to stat(2) (closes: Bug#249698)
   * Removed explicit mention of extern declaration in errno(3) since it's
     superseded now (closes: Bug#174175)
   * Fixed typo in __setfpucw(3) (closes: Bug#284935)
   * Added fcntl.h to shm_open(3) (closes: Bug#271243)
   * Adjustments for clearer documentation in sendfile(2) (closes: Bug#88644)
   * Added _GNU_SOURCE to strfry(3) (closes: Bug#213538)
   * Applied correction to fcntl(2) (closes: Bug#280520)
   * Added note about range of seconds in strftime(3) (closes: Bug#276248)
   * Corrected tangent reduction to sine and cosine in ctan(3) and ctanh(3)
     (closes: Bug#270817)
   * Added rpmatch(3) to missing(7) (Bug#268121)
   * Adjusted default path for TZDIR in tzselect(8) (closes: Bug#267471)
   * Replaced selection(1) by gpm(8) in vcs(4) (closes: Bug#253515)
   * Adjusted the title of send(2) to what the OpenGroup has (closes: Bug#251516)
   * Added _GNU_SOURCE to function definition of strtod(3) (closes: Bug#246668)
   * Added _XOPEN_SOURCE to function definition of system(3) (closes: Bug#242638)
   * Removed dangling reference to non-existing newctime(3) in ctime(3)
     (closes: Bug#236884)
   * Same for zdump(8), tzselect(8) and zic(8) but they are not distributed
   * Added reference to SUSv3 in strcasecmp(3) (Bug#234443)
   * Fixed copy-and-paste bug in sysconf(3) (closes: Bug#226974)
   * Corrected the section of aio_error in aio_return(3) (closes: Bug#224953)
   * Added sync(8) back (closes: Bug#236223)
   * Added cap_set_proc(3)/cap_get_proc(3), capsetp(3)/capgetp(3) to
     missing(7) (Bug#208856)
   * Added pty(4) to missing(7) (Bug#209323)
   * Added re_format(7) as alias for regexp(7) (closes: Bug#232962)
   * Added refernce to errno to close(2), opendir(3), readdir(3),
     closedir(3) (closes: Bug#283179)
   * Added preliminary more verbose explanation about uid/euid and gid/egid
     to getuid(2) and getgid(2) (closes: Bug#285852)
   * Added a potentially Debian-only note to nsswitch.conf(5) (closes: Bug#268846)
 4b0d41cb3b9e382fefd3b78210f78888 583 doc - manpages_1.70-2.dsc
 2405d770c4b595c0b3fab1f154eb2974 51072 doc - manpages_1.70-2.diff.gz
 9205a606025033b413cafe62416fab3b 390012 doc important manpages_1.70-2_all.deb
 661dd868c2bbd14aec3e94945d91cc9a 1073464 doc standard manpages-dev_1.70-2_all.deb

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