Current unassigned doc problem reports

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Current FreeBSD problem reports
The following is a listing of current problems submitted by FreeBSD users. These represent problem reports covering all versions including experimental development code and obsolete releases. 
Bugs can be in one of several states:

o - open
A problem report has been submitted, no sanity checking performed.

a - analyzed
The problem is understood and a solution is being sought.

f - feedback
Further work requires additional information from the
     originator or the community - possibly confirmation of
     the effectiveness of a proposed solution.

p - patched
A patch has been committed, but some issues (MFC and / or
     confirmation from originator) are still open.

r - repocopy
The resolution of the problem report is dependent on
     a repocopy operation within the CVS repository which
     is awaiting completion.

s - suspended
The problem is not being worked on, due to lack of information
     or resources.  This is a prime candidate
     for somebody who is looking for a project to do.
     If the problem cannot be solved at all,
     it will be closed, rather than suspended.

c - closed
A problem report is closed when any changes have been integrated,
     documented, and tested -- or when fixing the problem is abandoned.
Critical problems
Serious problems

S Tracker      Resp.      Description
o docs/27605   doc        [patch] Cross-document references (<olink>)
s docs/35678   doc        docproj Makefiles for web are broken for paths with sp
o docs/60679   doc        [patch] pthread(3): pthreads documentation does not de
o docs/61605   doc        [feature request] Improve documentation for i386 disk 
o docs/78154   doc        [PATCH] Make en_US FreeBSD Handbook more compliant wit
o docs/78357   doc        getaddrinfo(3)'s AI_ADDRCONFIG not documented
o docs/80843   doc        [patch] psm(4): Suggested fix for psm0 / handle driver
f docs/82296   doc        ttys(5) man page misleads about use for non-getty proc
o docs/84932   doc        new document: printing with an Epson ALC-3000N on Free
o docs/98115   doc        Missing parts after rendering handbook to RTF format
o docs/98541   doc        tun man page references obsolite ioctl
o docs/100328  doc        the first paragraph of config(8) is deeply misleading
o docs/100803  doc        the man page about ithread is expired.

13 problems total.

Non-critical problems

S Tracker      Resp.      Description
s docs/20028   doc        ASCII docs should reflect <emphasis> tags in the sourc
o docs/24786   doc        missing FILES descriptions in sa(4)
o docs/26286   doc        *printf(3) etc should gain format string warnings
a docs/30008   doc        [patch] French softupdates document should be translat
s docs/31109   doc        [patch] replace gif images w/ png ones due to patent l
s docs/33589   doc        [patch] to to post process .tex files.
a docs/35011   doc        There are no commands called "diskless" or "jail".
o docs/35222   doc        [patch] getmsg.cgi: mailing list archive URL regexp su
o docs/35608   doc        mt(1) page uses "setmark" without explanation.
o docs/35609   doc        mt(1) page needs explanation of "long erase".
o docs/35612   doc        ps(1) page "state" description doesn't mention "spread
o docs/35943   doc        at(1) config files are misplaced in /var/at/
o docs/35953   doc        hosts.equiv(5) manual is confusing or wrong about host
o docs/36432   doc        Proposal for doc/share/mk: make folded books using psu
o docs/36449   doc        symlink(7) manual doesn't mention trailing slash, etc.
o docs/38620   doc        suggestion: minor rework of question in Committers Gui
o docs/38982   doc        [patch] developers-handbook/Jail fix
o docs/39348   doc        diskless(8): note that kenv fetch of hostname requires
o docs/39530   doc        access(2) man page has unnecessarily broad warning
o docs/40423   doc        Keyboard(4)'s definition of parameters to GETFKEY/SETF
o docs/41089   doc        pax(1) -B option does not mention interaction with -z 
o docs/41807   doc        [patch] natd(8): document natd -punch_fw "bug"
o docs/43651   doc        stab(5) incorrectly states to include just stab.h when
o docs/43823   doc        [PATCH] update to environ(7) manpage
o docs/43861   doc        non-trivial typo in wicontrol(8) man page
o docs/43941   doc        document the Rationale for Upgrade Sequence (e.g. why 
o docs/44074   doc        [patch] ln(1) manual clarifications
o docs/45940   doc        burncd(1) missing info
o docs/46196   doc        [patch] menu_format(3): Missing return value in (set_)
o docs/46291   doc        correlation between HZ kernel config parameter and soc
o docs/46295   doc        please add information to Nvi recovery email
o docs/47594   doc        [PATCH] passwd(5) incorrectly states allowed username 
o docs/47818   doc        [patch] ln(1) manpage is confusing
o docs/48101   doc        [patch] add documentation on the fixit disk to the FAQ
o docs/48980   doc        [patch] nsgmls -s errors and sect. 3.2.1 of the fdp-pr
o docs/50211   doc        [PATCH] fix textfile creation
o docs/50573   doc        resolver(3): return values for res_query/res_search/re
o docs/51875   doc        [patch] atkbd(4) adjustment
o docs/51891   doc        DIAGNOSTICS in ed(4) driver manpage don't match realit
o docs/51921   doc        [patch] ls(1) manpage lacks some information about whi
o docs/52071   doc        [PATCH] Add more information about soft updates into a
o docs/53575   doc        Change to Handbook Section 20.9 (SMTP Authentication)
o docs/53596   doc        Updates to mt(1) manual page
o docs/53732   doc        quota output and quota(1) man page do not document uni
o docs/54451   doc        [patch] i386_get_ldt(2): i386_{get|set}_ldt manual pag
o docs/54879   doc        jot(1) -r description
s docs/55482   doc        document the fact that DUMP has access to block device
o docs/57153   doc        S_IRWXU missing in fstat(2) man page?
o docs/57388   doc        [patch] INSTALL.TXT enhancement: mention ok prompt
o docs/57569   doc        error on gensetdefs(8) man page
o docs/57926   doc        [patch] amd.conf(5) poorly format as it has both man(7
o docs/57974   doc        man page apropos for select macros (FD_SET, etc) doesn
o docs/58710   doc        killpg(2) contains an error regarding sending SIGCONT
o docs/59044   doc        [patch] does not properly handle a sour
o docs/59477   doc        Outdated Info Documents at
o docs/59835   doc        ipfw(8) man page does not warn about accepted but mean
o docs/60529   doc        resolver(5) man page is badly out of date
o docs/60544   doc        [patch] getenv(3) manpage doesn't state the return val
o docs/61070   doc        handbook: Installation docs misleading:  PResizer isn'
o docs/61301   doc        [patch] Manpage patch for aue(4) to enable HomePNA fun
o docs/61667   doc        Obsolete documentation on FreeBSD PnP
o docs/61859   doc        ddb(4): Incorrect informaiton about trace command ddb
o docs/62412   doc        one of the diskless boot methods described in the Hand
o docs/62719   doc        cross-reference pccardd(8) and devd(8)
o docs/62724   doc        [patch] host(1) manpage does not include information a
o docs/63215   doc        Wrong prototypes in mi_switch(9) (ref docs/24311)
o docs/64807   doc        Handbook section on NAT incomplete
o docs/65477   doc        release notes: installation instruction fail to mentio
o docs/65530   doc        [patch] minor improvement to getgrent(3)
o docs/66265   doc        [patch] Document what -f and LD_TRACE_LOADED_OBJECTS_F
o docs/66296   doc        [patch] contrib/amd/amq/amq.8 uses log_options instead
o docs/66343   doc        [patch] unlisted supported card on man page for wi(4)
o docs/66483   doc        [patch] share/man/man4/csa.4 grammar nits
o docs/66770   doc        [patch] share/man/man4/ng_pppoe.4 tyops, grammar, and 
f docs/67806   doc        [patch] Let 5.x users know how to boot into single use
o docs/68843   doc        Dates on rc.subr(8) & rc(8) are whack.
o docs/68845   doc        The .At macro produces unexpected results
o docs/69861   doc        [patch] usr.bin/csplit/csplit.1 does not document POSI
o docs/70217   doc        [patch] Suggested rewrite of docproj/sgml.sgml for cla
o docs/71555   doc        handbook: changes for how to run matlab on 5.2
o docs/71690   doc        [patch] inaccurate information in systat(1) manpage
f docs/71980   doc        Handbook says that no other software is known to be ab
o docs/72383   doc        manpage for awk(1) is terribly small and loses importa
o docs/73583   doc        [patch] add missing instructions to ndis(4)
o docs/73638   doc        ipfw(8): Clarify syntax for use of tables with ipfw
o docs/73679   doc        FreeBSD 5.3 Release notes mention new natd(8) function
o docs/74477   doc        [patch] Correct several links in the contributing arti
o docs/74612   doc        [patch] updates to the glossary
o docs/75068   doc        login.conf(5) manual page says nothing about a hashed 
o docs/75577   doc        [patch] typos in man3 manual pages, login_class.3, log
o docs/75865   doc        comments on "backup-basics" in handbook
o docs/75995   doc        hcreate(3) documentation(?) bug
o docs/76094   doc        handbook: incorrect statement about partition d
o docs/76333   doc        [patch] ferror(3): EOF indicator can be cleared by not
o docs/76515   doc        [patch] misleading use of make -j flag in handbook
o docs/77087   doc        [patch] the bootvinum script given in the vinum articl
o docs/78041   doc        [patch] docs for md(4) need further explanation of typ
o docs/78138   doc        [patch] Error in pre-installation section of installat
o docs/78240   doc        [patch] handbook: replace <literal> with <quote> aroun
f docs/78440   doc        POSIX semaphores don't work by default in 5.3-STABLE
o docs/78480   doc        Networked printer setup unnecessarily complex in handb
o docs/78520   doc        error in man(5) lpd.conf, lpd.perms pages, and man(8) 
o docs/78915   doc        rfork(2)'s RFTHREAD is not documented
o docs/79156   doc        buffersize knob for sound(4) is a tunable, not a sysct
o docs/80159   doc        [patch] rtld(1) mentions "%m" but it's not implemented
o docs/80871   doc        terminfo(5) man page source corrupted
o docs/81776   doc        ifconfig(8) man page not updated with carp(4) or pfsyn
o docs/82114   doc        ndisapi(9) manual page cross-referenced but does not e
o docs/82508   doc        misleading man page for basename(3)/dirname(3)
o docs/82595   doc        25.5.3 Configuring a bridge section of the handbook ne
o docs/82779   doc        [patch] Kill entry for ddb manpage
o docs/83621   doc        [patch]: Minor omissions in /usr/src/UPDATING
p docs/84101   doc        [patch] mt(1) manpage has erroneous synopsis, etc.
o docs/84154   doc        Handbook somewhat off in use of /boot/kernel.old
o docs/84265   doc        [patch] chmod(1) manpage omits implication of setting 
p docs/84266   doc        [patch] security(8) manpage should have init(8)'s list
o docs/84267   doc        [patch] chflags(1) manual doesn't say it's affected by
o docs/84268   doc        chmod(1) manpage's BUGS entry is either wrong or too c
o docs/84317   doc        fdp-primer doesn't show class=USERNAME distinctively
o docs/84408   doc        [patch] dump(8) manpage doesn't require an option and 
o docs/84467   doc        [patch] bsdlabel(8) manpage uses archaic "pack" in "ap
s docs/84519   doc        [patch] mdoc(7) manpage needs more about AUTHORS
o docs/84549   doc        [patch] errno(2) manpage uses "<...>" for "(..)"
s docs/84550   doc        mdoc(7) manpage erroneously requires SYNOPSIS section
o docs/84645   doc        intro(6) manpage should always be installed or ...
o docs/84670   doc        [patch] tput(1) manpage missing ENVIRONMENT section wi
o docs/84764   doc        [patch] hosts.equiv(5) manpage should SEE ALSO netgrou
o docs/84806   doc        mdoc(7) manpage has section ordering problems
o docs/84849   doc        [patch] fdisk(8) manpage doesn't warn fdisk doesn't re
o docs/84913   doc        bsdlabel(8) manpage seems wrong about fsize, bsize, bp
o docs/84955   doc        [patch] mdoc(7) manpage should mention missing documen
o docs/84956   doc        [patch] intro(5) manpage doesn't mention API coverage
o docs/85062   doc        [patch] tr(1) manpage omits several character classes
o docs/85063   doc        [patch] expand(1) manpage needs to clarify -t option
o docs/85066   doc        [patch] builtin(1) manpage has incomplete SYNOPSIS sec
o docs/85097   doc        [patch] devd.conf.5 lacks a lot of vital information.
o docs/85100   doc        NOTES: ICH audio device support statement is ambiguous
o docs/85118   doc        [PATCH] opiekey(1) references non-existing opiegen(1)
o docs/85127   doc        [patch] loader(8) manpage uses too-rare "depuration"
o docs/85128   doc        loader.conf(5) autoboot_delay incompletly described
o docs/85186   doc        [patch] ktrace(1) manpage doesn't warn about need for 
o docs/85187   doc        [patch] find(1) manpage missing block info for -ls
o docs/85243   doc        Missing icmp related abbreviations for pf.conf(5) in i
o docs/85353   doc        [patch] minor cosmetic/punctuation changes for the GEO
o docs/86342   doc        bikeshed entry of Handbook is wrong
o docs/86733   doc        [patch] handbook: add using kldload as an alternative 
o docs/87857   doc        ifconfig(8) wireless options order matters
o docs/87936   doc        Handbook chapter on NIS/YP lacks good information on a
o docs/88477   doc        Possible addition to xl(4) manpage, Diagnostics sectio
o docs/88503   doc        mkuzip(8) references nonexistant geom_uzip(4)
o docs/88512   doc        [patch] mount_ext2fs(8) man page has no details on lar
o docs/89325   doc        [PATCH] Clarification of kbdmap(5), atkbd(4) and kbdco
o docs/89492   doc        vfs doc: some VOP_*(9) manual pages are outdated with 
o docs/91149   doc        read(2) can return EINVAL for unaligned access to bloc
o docs/91297   doc        restore(8) man page not accurate?
o docs/91506   doc        ndis(4) man page should be more specific about support
o docs/92626   doc        jail manpage should mention disabling some periodic sc
o docs/93249   doc        rewrite of handbook chapter 23 (PPP & SLIP)
o docs/93363   doc        Handbook 23.11. SMTP-Authentifizierung
o docs/93491   doc        discrepancy man page for pam_unix(8)
f docs/93517   doc        Presented usage of Ports in Handbook lacks several imp
o docs/93590   doc        [patch] pf.conf's man page mentions route labels, but 
o docs/94125   doc        DGE-530T doesn't work on FreeBSD v6.0
o docs/94625   doc        [patch] growfs man page -- document "panic: not enough
o docs/94803   doc        Slightly confusing/misleading man page for `ffs' funct
o docs/95039   doc        [patch] small cosmetic syslog.conf(5) fix
o docs/95104   doc        tsleep() man page mentions nonexistent 'mtx' arg
o docs/95139   doc        FAQ to move filesystem to new disk fails: incorrect pe
o docs/96127   doc        add hint to pass arp packets through filtering bridge 
o docs/96207   doc        Comments of a sockaddr_un structure could confuse one
o docs/97231   doc        [patch] ndis(4) man page outdated
o docs/97375   doc        [PATCH] remove nonexistent man page reference
o docs/97409   doc        Incorrect command name in Kerberos section (k5init doe
o docs/97939   doc        some mistake in man of amq(8)
o docs/98129   doc        older versions of the handbook not easy to find
o docs/98801   doc        [patch] gmirror(8) and glabel(8) manpages should menti
o docs/98842   doc        misc requests for gdbe
o docs/98941   doc        Partitioning resize - only commercial product availabl
o docs/98974   doc        Missing tunables in loader(8) manpage
o docs/99007   doc        [patch] misleading nat configuration info
o docs/99215   doc        Documentation change for sshd_config
o docs/99336   doc        Unclear handbook wording about firewall_enable
o docs/99356   doc        man page of sendmsg(2) does not include EINVAL
o docs/99506   doc        FreeBSD Handbook addition:  IPv6 Server Settings
o docs/99631   doc        [patch] document jid option in top(1)
o docs/99640   doc        [patch] Replace ${JADEFLAGS} with the corresponding va
o docs/99715   doc        [patch] add exception to 6.5 Using perl
o docs/99768   doc        [patch] Handbook 25.9 make_smbpasswd is useless to map
o docs/99831   doc        grep(1): grep -P is unsupported (according to grep) bu
o docs/99845   doc        [patch] First introduce porttools to Porter's Handbook
o docs/99912   doc        Wrong documentation of /etc/ftpchroot
p docs/100083  doc        missing pthread_yield man page
o docs/100196  doc        man login.conf does explain not "unlimited"
o docs/100242  doc        sysctl(3) description of KERN_PROC is not correct anym
o docs/100494  doc        Missing description of "birth time of the inode" in ma
o docs/100538  doc        [PATCH] en_US: Correct handbook/install (update the bo
o docs/100764  doc        Handbook addition request -- MIT kerberos
o docs/101001  doc        out of date documentation in the handbook on Chapter 1
f docs/101114  doc        icmptype names not in icmp(4) manpage
o docs/101145  doc        msgsnd(3) manpage doesn't define msgsz clearly
o docs/101262  doc        man login.conf does not mention how to escape a colon
o docs/101271  doc        serial console documentation implies kernel rebuild re
o docs/101464  doc        sync u_RU.KOI8-R/articles/portbuild/article.html with 
o docs/101564  doc        man 4 random has a URL as reference
o docs/102118  doc        [patch sbin/ifconfig/ifconfig.8] Add -v to the descrip
o docs/102542  doc        [patch] books/handbook/l10n/chapter.sgml
o docs/102719  doc        [patch] ng_bpf(4) example leads to unneeded promiscuos
o docs/103151  doc        Some minor update for using gif(4)
o docs/103194  doc        Mailings lists "aic7xxx" and "kde" don't exist
o docs/103347  doc        Incorrect file summary in devfs(8)
o docs/103420  doc        [patch] usbhidctl(1): update manual page to include wr
o docs/103519  doc        [patch] minor suggestions to changes in handbook ports
o docs/103700  doc        chmod(1) man page does not mention root owned dirs exe
o docs/103730  doc        duplicated file in mail archive
o docs/103828  doc        pw/adduser manpage make no mention of "dot.file" repla
o docs/103859  doc        [PATCH] find(1) fails to document some options as POSI

216 problems total.

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