cannot display man page for /bin/passwd

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Tue Aug 5 16:48:00 GMT 2014

On 08/05/2014 11:09 AM, Doug Henderson wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 2:21 AM, Corinna Vinschen  wrote:
>> On Aug  4 13:48, Doug Henderson wrote:
>>> When I try to display the man page for /bin/passwd, the man page for
>>> the openssl passwd subcommand is displayed.
>>> It appears that both the package containing /bin/passwd, and the
>>> openssl package place the passwd.1.gz file in the /usr/share/man/man1
>>> directory, so that only the man page from the most recently installed
>>> package is displayed.
>> No, the Cygwin passwd tool has no man page.  The documentation is
>> only in the User's Guide:
>> Corinna
> My apologies if this is a transitional problem related to the recent
> changes to the /etc/passwd file, but Â…
> Attached is a short script to demonstrate the problem I described.
> (attached with a .txt exension), will pause 3 times
> while you run setup-x86_64.exe to 1) install pending changes and make
> sure cygwin-doc and openssl are installed, 2) reinstall cygwin-doc, 3)
> reinstall openssl.
> Attached is the output from my short script.
> Attached is the output from cygcheck -svr.
> With 30+ years experience on *nix systems, the man page is my first
> stop for usage details on any program.
> I believe this problem should be directed to the attention of the
> openssl package maintainer.
> Thanks for your continued attention.

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