Debian Bug report logs - #290880
manpages-dev: strerror_r only available with __USE_XOPEN2K defined

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

Reported by: Baurjan Ismagulov <>

Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 13:03:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: fixed-upstream

Fixed in version manpages/2.04-1

Done: Martin Schulze <>

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From: Baurjan Ismagulov <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: manpages-dev: strerror_r only available with __USE_XOPEN2K defined
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 12:46:14 +0000
Package: manpages-dev
Severity: normal

Hello Martin,

"man strerror_r" says it is enough to #include <string.h> to get the
function declared. However, with the latest libc6-dev one needs also to
define __USE_XOPEN2K before including the header. Should the man page be
updated? Please inform me if I should provide a patch.

Thanks in advance,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.9-1-686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

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From: "Michael Kerrisk" <>
To: Martin Schulze <>
Cc:,Baurjan Ismagulov <>
Subject: (In reply to comment #4) > However the current behavior violates the ISO C standard (or the system > documentation is incorrect). Which part of the standard do you believe this violates? SUSv3 permits the Linux behaviour, as far as I can see. And I believe it is common on other implementations also. > But the solution to reserve the fd 0, 1 and 2 for stdin, stdout and stderr in > ISO C programs (as long as a race condition doesn't occur) would be OK. Note > that a C implementation isn't required to have fully reentrant standard > functions, so that if the programmer wants stdin, stdout and stderr to really > correspond to the standard streams, then he should also make sure that no race > condition occurs. I do not believe any change should be made. See for further information. Cheers, Re: #290880 strerror_r only available with __USE_XOPEN2K defined
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 18:04:54 +0200 (MEST)
Gunaydin Baurjan, Hi Joey,

I have added

#define _XOPEN_SOURCE 600

for the prototype of this function:

       #include <string.h>

       char *strerror(int errnum);

       #define _XOPEN_SOURCE 600
       #include <string.h>

       int strerror_r(int errnum, char *buf, size_t n);

The fix will appear in man-pages 2.04.



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From: Martin Schulze <>
Subject: Bug#290880: fixed in manpages 2.04-1
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2005 22:17:17 -0800
Source: manpages
Source-Version: 2.04-1

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_2.04-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/m/manpages/manpages_2.04-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/m/manpages/manpages_2.04-1.dsc
  to pool/main/m/manpages/manpages_2.04-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/m/manpages/manpages_2.04.orig.tar.gz

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
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and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Format: 1.7
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 06:55:01 +0100
Source: manpages
Binary: manpages manpages-dev
Architecture: source all
Version: 2.04-1
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: 194842 239424 263109 290880 296183 308359 309578 311680 311800 313607
 manpages (2.04-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream version
     - Includes updates nice(5) page (Closes: Bug#296183)
     - Fix description of return value in getopt(3) (Closes: Bug#308359)
     - Corrected example in hsearch(3) (Closes: Bug#313607)
     - Added reference to log1p(3) (Closes: Bug#309578)
     - Fix return value for makecontext(3) (Closes: Bug#311800)
     - Fix example in rand(3) (Closes: Bug#194842)
     - Corrections to realpath(3) (Closes: Bug#239424)
     - Corrected header in rcmd(3) (Closes: Bug#311680)
     - Corrected %p type in scanf(3) (Closes: Bug#263109)
     - Corrected info for standard filedes in stdin(3) (Close: Bug#295859)
     - Added missing header to strerror(3) (Closes: Bug#290880)
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 e31dc334b17d1b981142855dbd46a1a1 45665 doc - manpages_2.04-1.diff.gz
 633a73a4097ca44b14a12b79fa1f0207 398780 doc important manpages_2.04-1_all.deb
 988ac1a7816ccf2b4ed04b0642930179 1089660 doc standard manpages-dev_2.04-1_all.deb

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