Description of problem: In the PDF version of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Installation Guide, most of the examples (the text set off in gray boxes that shows what to type) have extraneous dashes. Parameters that begin with two dashes are shown with three dashes if there is a space before the two dashes. If the example has a character besides a space before the two dashes (such as a square bracket or vertical bar), then only the correct two dashes are shown. There are also cases where forward slashes have an extraneous dash in front of them.
The HTML version of the document does not exhibit this characteristic.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Revision 3.1-2
How reproducible: 100%
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Look at almost any of the examples in gray boxes in the PDF document
This has been caused by a malfunction in our publication tool; we should have a fix in the next couple of days.
Thanks for the catch JSK!
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Should definitely all be fixed now in all documents, for example:
2.4.2. Making an Installation Boot CD-ROM
cp -r <path-to-cd>/isolinux/ <path-to-workspace>
17.3.1. Installation using X11 Forwarding
ssh -X linuxvm.example.com
I have validated this fix in the latest version of the PDF document on the RedHat web site. Thank you for the fix.