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4.103. man-pages

An updated man-pages package that fixes several bugs and adds various enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The man-pages package provides man (manual) pages from the Linux Documentation Project (LDP).

Bug Fixes

The host.conf(5) man page contained information about the "order" keyword, which is no longer used by the GNU C library, glibc, to determine the order in which host lookups are performed. The lookup order is now taken from /etc/nsswitch.conf. The unsupported keyword "order" has been removed from the host.conf man page.
Previously, the rt_sigprocmask(2) manual page contained an erroneous description of the "oset" parameter. This update corrects this description.
Previously, the db(3) manual page was pointing to the non-existent dbopen(3) manual page. An error message, "fopen: No such file or directory", was displayed when the command "man db" was issued. With this update, the db(3) manual page is removed.
Previously, the tzset(3) manual page contained an incorrect interval in the description of the start and end format for Daylight Saving Time. Consequently users thought the number was 1-based rather than 0-based when not using the "J" option. With this update the manual page has been corrected. The Julian day can be specified with an interval of 0 to 365 and February 29 is counted in leap years when the "J" option is not used.


An update in the close(2) man page explains the interaction between system calls close() and recv() in different threads.
The bootparam(7) man page is updated to the newer version.
All users are advised to upgrade to this updated man-pages package, which fixes these bugs and adds these enhancements.