Bug 114638 - binutils (nm/objdump) manpage is missing information
Summary: binutils (nm/objdump) manpage is missing information
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: binutils (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2004-01-30 15:11 UTC by Dag Wieers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 19:30:42 UTC
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Description Dag Wieers 2004-01-30 15:11:33 UTC
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Description of problem:
The nm manpage doesn't have information for some of the symbol-types
displayed (by objdump). Eg.

    F    ->    Function (?)
    O    ->    Object
    g    ->    Global

And possibly many more. For someone knowledgeable probably a simple
task. But it would help some people to start debugging.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. man nm

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Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2004-02-09 16:03:18 UTC
Why should nm man page document symbol types displayed by objdump?

Comment 2 Dag Wieers 2004-02-09 16:22:03 UTC
Well, how it is now is that the objdump manpage refers to the nm page
for a list of symbols. This list is incomplete, so either the list is
copied to the manpage of objdump or it is extend in the nm manpage.

I'm not arguing where it should go, I'm just arguing to add a full
list as I've looked in the code of objdump and couldn't find all the
symbols myself. And it is valuable information that should go in the

manpages should at least explain the output ;-) Thanks for your work.

Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 19:30:42 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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