nasty man page nitpick for openssl-0.9.7c

Kelledin kelledin+BLFS at skarpsey.dyndns.org
Thu Oct 2 21:06:28 PDT 2003


I just noticed this myself: openssl-0.9.7c appears to botch the 
installation of a few man pages.

1) it stupidly installs a man page called "EVP_MD_CTX_copy_ex 
EVP_MD_CTX_copy.3" that's really supposed to be two separate man 
pages: "EVP_MD_CTX_copy_ex.3" and "EVP_MD_CTX_copy.3". 
(hmmm...icky)

2) it commits a similar faux pas with "UI_construct_prompt 
UI_add_user_data.3". (yeeeeeeech)

3) last but not least, it makes "EVP_BytesToKey.3" a symlink to 
itself. (gah!  teh poop...TEH POOP!!!)

AFAICT, this is happening because it's generating man pages from 
pod files with a script called extract-names.pl, and this script 
got a bit stricter on pod formatting with the new 0.9.7c 
release.  Unfortunately, a few pod files aren't up to snuff with 
this newfound strictness.

Am I the only one who's getting bitten by this?

If not, the attached patch fixes the pod files (at least for me):

http://skarpsey.dyndns.org/openssl-0.9.7c-manpages.patch.bz2

-- 
Kelledin
"If a server crashes in a server farm and no one pings it, does 
it still cost four figures to fix?"
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