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FreeBSD-EN-17:04.mandoc                                         Errata Notice
                                                          The FreeBSD Project

Topic:          makewhatis output is not reproducible

Category:       contrib
Module:         mandoc
Announced:      2017-02-23
Credits:        Ingo Schwarze, Ed Maste
Affects:        FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE
Corrected:      2016-11-26 03:39:02 UTC (stable/11, 11.0-STABLE)
                2017-02-23 07:11:48 UTC (releng/11.0, 11.0-RELEASE-p8)

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I.   Background

The makewhatis utility extracts keywords from UNIX manuals and indexes
them in a database for fast retrieval by apropos(1), whatis(1), and
man(1)'s -k option.

II.  Problem Description

The generation of makewhatis database is not reproducible.

III. Impact

The freebsd-update(8) build procedure may consider mandoc.db as changed when
built multiple times.

IV.  Workaround

No workaround is available, but the impact is mostly cosmetic.

V.   Solution

Perform one of the following:

1) Upgrade your system to a supported FreeBSD stable or release / security
branch (releng) dated after the correction date.

Reboot is not necessary.

2) To update your system via a binary patch:

Systems running a RELEASE version of FreeBSD on the i386 or amd64
platforms can be updated via the freebsd-update(8) utility:

# freebsd-update fetch
# freebsd-update install

Reboot is not necessary.

3) To update your system via a source code patch:

The following patches have been verified to apply to the applicable
FreeBSD release branches.

a) Download the relevant patch from the location below, and verify the
detached PGP signature using your PGP utility.

# fetch https://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/EN-17:04/mandoc.patch
# fetch https://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/EN-17:04/mandoc.patch.asc
# gpg --verify mandoc.patch.asc

b) Apply the patch.  Execute the following commands as root:

# cd /usr/src
# patch < /path/to/patch

c) Recompile the operating system using buildworld and installworld as
described in <URL:https://www.FreeBSD.org/handbook/makeworld.html>.

VI.  Correction details

The following list contains the correction revision numbers for each
affected branch.

Branch/path                                                      Revision
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
stable/11/                                                        r309183
releng/11.0/                                                      r314125
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------

To see which files were modified by a particular revision, run the
following command, replacing NNNNNN with the revision number, on a
machine with Subversion installed:

# svn diff -cNNNNNN --summarize svn://svn.freebsd.org/base

Or visit the following URL, replacing NNNNNN with the revision number:

<URL:https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=NNNNNN>

VII. References

<URL:https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=214545>

The latest revision of this advisory is available at
<URL:https://security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-EN-17:04.mandoc.asc>
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