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Bug#324670: marked as forwarded (funny usage message)

Subject: Bug#324670: marked as forwarded funny usage message
From: Debian Bug Tracking System
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 05:48:24 -0700
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has caused the Debian Bug report #324670,
regarding funny usage message
to be marked as having been forwarded to the upstream software
author(s) Thomas Esser <[email protected]>, Mark Wicks 
<[email protected]>.

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To: Thomas Esser <[email protected]>, Mark Wicks <[email protected]>
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Subject: Re: Bug#324670: funny usage message
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Hi Thomas, hi Mark,

a Debian user has reported a funny bug in the usage message of ebb.
I've already fixed it for Debian, here's the patch.  It also fixes the
manpage I wrote (better information about the -b switch).

Robert Millan <[email protected]> wrote:

> Package: tetex-bin
> Version: 2.0.2-31
> Severity: minor
>   [email protected]:~$ ebb -h 2>&1| grep ^Usage
>   Usage: [-v] [-b] ebb [files]
> Parameters before the actual command?  :)

--- texk/dvipdfm/ebb.c.orig     2005-08-23 14:34:21.801788036 +0200
+++ texk/dvipdfm/ebb.c  2005-08-23 14:34:21.845783095 +0200
@@ -49,7 +49,7 @@
   fprintf (stderr, "ebb comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.\n");
   fprintf (stderr, "This is free software, and you are welcome to redistri=
bute it\n");
   fprintf (stderr, "under certain conditions.  Details are distributed wit=
h the software.\n");
-  fprintf (stderr, "\nUsage: [-v] [-b] ebb [files]\n");
+  fprintf (stderr, "\nUsage: ebb [-v] [-b] [files]\n");
   fprintf (stderr, "\t-b\t\tWrite .bb file in binary mode\n");
   fprintf (stderr, "\t-v\t\tVerbose\n");
--- texk/dvipdfm/ebb.1.orig     2005-08-23 14:34:21.803787811 +0200
+++ texk/dvipdfm/ebb.1  2005-08-23 14:35:21.043134454 +0200
@@ -18,11 +18,9 @@
 \fB\-v\fR : be verbose
-\fB\-b\fR : Write .bb file in binary mode
+\fB\-b\fR : Write .bb file in binary mode (has no effect on Linux and
+other systems conforming to POSIX).
-.SH "BUGS"=20
-I cannot find a difference between binary and standard .bb files\&.
 .SH "AUTHOR"=20

Regards, Frank
Frank K=FCster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Z=FCrich
Debian Developer

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