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Bug 96982 - parsec is defined incorrectly
parsec is defined incorrectly
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: units (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
Ben Levenson
: 97928 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2003-06-07 16:13 EDT by Thomas Quinn
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-16 07:19:56 EDT
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Description Thomas Quinn 2003-06-07 16:13:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
In /usr/share/units.dat parsec is defined as:
parsec                  au / tan(arcsec)

which looks correct except that "au" is interpreted as "attoatomicmassunit" not
"astronomicalunit".  The "au" needs to be spelled out to avoid the confusion.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type "units"
2.  Type "parsecs"
3. Type "km"

Actual Results:  2083 units, 71 prefixes, 32 nonlinear units
You have: parsecs
You want: km
conformability error
        3.425107e-40 kg
        1000 m
You have:

Expected Results:  It should have returned the number of kilometers in a parsec.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2003-06-24 05:15:20 EDT
*** Bug 97928 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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