[gnutls-devel] type in certtool(1)

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Tue Feb 26 19:46:12 CET 2013

On 2013-02-26 Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav at gnutls.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 12:03 AM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor
> <dkg at fifthhorseman.net> wrote:
> > I can confirm this in /usr/share/man/man1/certtool.1.gz from debian's
> > gnutls-bin 3.1.8-1. i haven't sorted out why it's happening, though.

> I saw that too, but couldn't figure out the issue. It looks like a bug
> in the autogen version used.


I think you are right. The buggy autogen version is the one the
gnutls-tarball was built with, 5.16. If I force a regeneration of the
manpage with 5.17.1 by deleting doc/manpages/certtool.1 I get this
change (among others):
@@ -245,8 +245,8 @@ Generate ECC (ECDSA) key.
 When combined with \--generate-privkey generates an elliptic curve private key to be used with ECDSA.
-.BR \-\-ecc
-This is an alias for the ecc option.
+.BR \-\-ecdsa
+This is an alias for the \fI--ecc\fR option.
 .BR \-\-hash "=\fIstring\fP"
 Hash algorithm to use for signing..

cu and- wondering whether forcing regeneration of all autogen-ed
anpages in the Debian build is a good idea     -reas
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