Bug 145355 - Man pages for fstab and fstab-sync in conflict.
Summary: Man pages for fstab and fstab-sync in conflict.
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Karel Zak
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2005-01-17 18:42 UTC by Garrett Schure
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-04 13:04:36 UTC
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Description Garrett Schure 2005-01-17 18:42:17 UTC
Description of problem:

The man pages for fstab and fstab-sync contain information that
is in conflict. 

The man page for fstab says this:

  fstab is only read by programs, and not written; it  is  the duty
  of the system administrator to properly create and maintain this

The man page for fstab-sync says this:
  This program serves one major purpose: Update the file  systems
  table file /etc/fstab

That is, fstab-sync does something that the man page for fstab
says is never done: it is a program that writes /etc/fstab.


1. fstab-sync is terribly terribly wrong in what it does and how it
operates, or

2. The man page for fstab has become out of date.

Comment 1 David Zeuthen 2005-01-20 19:06:46 UTC
I'm pretty sure that the fstab man page is out of date and what
fstab-sync is doing (and what updfstab used to do) is not totally
wrong. Reassigning back to filesystem and it's package maintainer :-)

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-01-20 19:35:01 UTC
fstab man page is part of util-linux.

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