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regarding manpages-dev: Inconsistent documentation in NOTES section of "man 
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Package: manpages-dev
Version: 4.07-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

In "man wcstombs" the words

    The function wcsrtombs(3) provides a thread safe interface to the same 

should be changed to

    The function wcsrtombs(3) provides a better interface to the same 


1) wcsrtombs is not thread safe if "ps" is NULL (see "ATTRIBUTES" in "man 

2) wcstombs *is* thread safe (see "ATTRIBUTES" in "man wcstombs")

3) "man mbstowcs" says "The function mbsrtowcs(3) provides a better interface 
to the same functionality." in the same NOTES section.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.6.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages manpages-dev depends on:
ii  manpages  4.07-1

manpages-dev recommends no packages.

Versions of packages manpages-dev suggests:
ii  man-db [man-browser]  2.7.5-1

-- no debconf information

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Version: 4.08-1


this bug should be fixed with the latest upload of manpages.


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