Bug#926877: ntpsec-ntpdate: Man page documents no more supported option "-p"

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
2 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Bug#926877: ntpsec-ntpdate: Man page documents no more supported option "-p"

Richard Laager
On 4/11/19 12:34 PM, Axel Beckert wrote:

> Package: ntpsec-ntpdate
> Version: 1.1.3+dfsg1-2
> Severity: minor
>
> The man page ntpdate(8) contains:
>
>        -p samples
>               Specify the number of samples to be acquired from each
>               server as the integer samples, with values from 1 to 8
>               inclusive. The default is 4.
>
> But ntpdate (from the ntpsec-ntpdate package) argues:
>
> ~ → ntpdate -u -q -p1 127.0.0.1
> ntpdate: -p is no longer supported.
> 2019-04-11 19:27:05.425533 (-0200) -0.000023 +/- 0.000069 127.0.0.1 s2 no-leap
>
> Seems as if -p this should removed from the man page or replaced with an
> appropriate note about its removal.

Agreed. I've implemented a fix. I'll upload it soon. We're in a hard
freeze, so I need to follow up on what is acceptable (not just for this,
but for another bug too).

--
Richard

Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Bug#926877: ntpsec-ntpdate: Man page documents no more supported option "-p"

Axel Beckert-8
Hi Richard,

Richard Laager wrote:
> > Severity: minor
[…]
> > The man page ntpdate(8) contains:
[…]
> > Seems as if -p this should removed from the man page or replaced with an
> > appropriate note about its removal.
>
> Agreed. I've implemented a fix.

Thanks!

> I'll upload it soon.

Oh! Didn't expect this, because:

> We're in a hard freeze, so I need to follow up on what is acceptable

Yep. Didn't expect the fix for this to land in buster.

> (not just for this, but for another bug too).

Ah, so you intend to fix this documentation bug with another bug.
Appreciated!

                Regards, Axel
--
 ,''`.  |  Axel Beckert <[hidden email]>, https://people.debian.org/~abe/
: :' :  |  Debian Developer, ftp.ch.debian.org Admin
`. `'   |  4096R: 2517 B724 C5F6 CA99 5329  6E61 2FF9 CD59 6126 16B5
  `-    |  1024D: F067 EA27 26B9 C3FC 1486  202E C09E 1D89 9593 0EDE