|Summary:||RFE: utemper needs documentation|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Patrick C. F. Ernzer <pcfe>|
|Component:||utempter||Assignee:||Mike A. Harris <mharris>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
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|Last Closed:||2005-09-28 00:52:03 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2002-12-17 17:09:37 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020913 Description of problem: utemper only contains the GPL as documentation. We should really include a small blurp explaining what it does and/or a man page. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 0.5.2-10 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. wonder why /var/log/wtmp is gid utmp 2. read rc.sysinit 3. finally find /usr/sbin/utempter 4. look at /usr/sbin/utempter 5. as this is a compiled binary, having a quick look is not an option Actual Results: no docs available Expected Results: documentation available Additional info: A customer's security scanner triggered on the gid of /var/log/wtmp, so documentation will help customers tripping over this in the future.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-12-18 19:25:29 UTC
Reassigning to "distribution" component as I don't see a "documentation" component. In general I don't believe we write manpages for things like this, however someone might, so I've reassigned it in case the documentation folk are interested.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2002-12-18 21:24:12 UTC
For things we write, documenting falls on us. It's generally a low priority thing, but it stays with the package. Docs usually doesn't write man pages as much.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2002-12-18 21:44:56 UTC
Ah ok. Well, to be quite honest, I've got plenty of much higher priority bug reports to attend to, and maintaining X, I am most likely always going to have higher priority bugs. XFree86 is missing many many manpages itself which don't get done due to serious problems. So I am extremely unlikely to ever write documentation for utempter. The package just sort of fell on me rather than being authored by me. If someone feels like writing documentation for it, and attaching it to this bug report, I'd be glad to have a look and probably include it. But again, I've got bigger fish to fry right now at least, so I'm deferring this.
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2005-09-28 00:52:03 UTC
Closing WONTFIX, as the likelyhood of this ever being higher than "very low priority" is very slim, as is the likelyhood of me ever clearing the list of all higher priority items. If someone writes documentation for utempter and attaches it in the future, we can patch the package with it in a future OS release.