Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 15393
Minor bug in fortune(6) database
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
I am working on a RedHat 6.1 box, and recently found a minor
bug in the fortune database. :-) It gave the following:
A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!
-- Wm. Shakespeare, "Henry VI"
which is a mis-attribution since the line is (AFAIK and according to
Bartlett's) from "Richard III" rather than "Henry VI". I wanted to
send a bug report to this effect, but I couldn't figure out who
maintains the 'fortune' program (at least the version found on RH6.1).
The man page simply lists it as being "based on the NetBSD fortune
1.4" and coming from "BSD Experimental 19 April 94 [May. 97]".
Is this the right forum for a bug in the content of the database?
P.S. Yes, I *know* that this is completely imbecilic, but there's no
point in letting mis-information propagate. :-) If the mis-attribution
is the point of the joke, then it's too bloody subtle for me....
As you already pointed out yourself, this is not anything critical,
and is not a bug. If you cannot track down the author, send me a
diff against the sources for any misattributions you find, and I'll
either include them or try and track down the author myself.
Other than that, this bug will be closed.
Here is another error in one of the fortunes. I'm attaching a diff.
Created attachment 90468 [details]
fixes wrong author
Please reopen the bug until this is fixed. Thanks.
Red Hat Linux 6.1 is long since unsupported. This type of change is not
worthy of erratum for any distribution release, and is of such a trivial
nature, that it isn't worth the attention. This bug will not be reopened,
I'd also like to add, that new bug reports should be filed as new bug
reports, not added to 3 year old closed bug reports. Don't bother filing
this one as a new bug report however, as it wont ever be changed.