Bug 1663100 - Extra spaces in some options inside krb5.conf & other pages
Summary: Extra spaces in some options inside krb5.conf & other pages
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: man-db
Version: 8.1
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
: 8.0
Assignee: Nikola Forró
QA Contact: BaseOS QE - Apps
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-01-03 07:03 UTC by amitkuma
Modified: 2021-02-01 07:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2021-02-01 07:31:32 UTC
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Description amitkuma 2019-01-03 07:03:17 UTC
Description of problem:
# man krb5.conf
              Specifies  matching  rules  that  the  client  certificate must match before it is used to attempt PKINIT authentication.
--> See extra space between "Specifies", "matching" and "rules"

              Specifies the location of intermediate certificates which may be used by the client to complete the trust chain  between  a  KDC  certificate  and  a  trusted
              anchor.  This option may be specified multiple times.
--> See extra space between "chain", "between" "a"  ....

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How reproducible:
All times

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Actual results:
unnecessary spaces in man page

Expected results:
Format and spaces should be consistent

Additional info:

Comment 1 Robbie Harwood 2019-01-03 19:04:56 UTC
By default, the `man` tool justifies text - which means inserting garbage spaces, as you're observing.  I don't like this behavior either, so I pass `--nj` to disable it.

Comment 2 amitkuma 2019-01-04 06:21:06 UTC
But to end user/customer this issue is visible and few have reported as well. 
I feel to make our solution(RHEL) consistent and flawless this should be fixed!

1. Can't we fix this in lieu of spelling out in man man, may not be instantaneously
2. By the same token, Every customer don't know '--nj' :)

Comment 3 Robbie Harwood 2019-01-04 16:07:23 UTC
I hear your concerns, but I'm the wrong person to discuss them with.  Reassigning to man.

Comment 4 Nikola Forró 2019-01-04 16:38:23 UTC
So the proposal is to set MANOPT to "--no-justification" by default in RHEL?

Comment 7 RHEL Program Management 2021-02-01 07:31:32 UTC
After evaluating this issue, there are no plans to address it further or fix it in an upcoming release.  Therefore, it is being closed.  If plans change such that this issue will be fixed in an upcoming release, then the bug can be reopened.

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