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Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 14:19:11 +0200
From: Solar Designer <>
Cc: Unit 193 <>, Jackson Doak <>
Subject: Re: Manpage formatting patch


On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 06:04:33AM -0400, Unit 193 wrote:
> A while ago, the Debian maintainer (Jackson Doak) noticed a formatting 
> error in the manpage of pwqcheck and patched the Debian package, as this 
> problem still exists upstream I'm forwarding the patch inline to you.

Thank you!  However, the original is somehow rendered correctly for me:

     -1      Read just 1 line (new passphrase).  This is needed to use
             pwqcheck as the passwordcheck program on OpenBSD - e.g., with
             ":passwordcheck=/usr/bin/pwqcheck -1:\" in the "default" section
             in /etc/login.conf.

Is this not how it was getting rendered on Debian prior to the patch?

> In addition to thepatch below, it looks like you have an excess backslash 
> in the example given,

No, that backslash is part of the target file's syntax, and is correct.

> as that is rendered by man.

This is correct.

> Description: Fixes minor glitches in the manpages
> Author: Jackson Doak <>
> Index: passwdqc-1.3.0/pwqcheck.1
> ===================================================================
> --- passwdqc-1.3.0.orig/pwqcheck.1	2013-08-10 16:55:41.127266666 +1000
> +++ passwdqc-1.3.0/pwqcheck.1	2013-08-10 16:55:41.127266666 +1000
> @@ -160,7 +160,7 @@
>  This is needed to use
>  .Nm
>  as the passwordcheck program on OpenBSD - e.g., with
> -":passwordcheck=/usr/bin/pwqcheck -1:\\"
> +":passwordcheck=/usr/bin/pwqcheck \-1:\\"
>  in the "default" section in
>  .Cm /etc/login.conf .
>  .It Cm -2

Speaking of Debian package maintenance, any plans to update to 1.3.1?
We released 1.3.1 in 2016 in response to a bug reported via Debian, but
somehow Debian itself didn't care to update nor fix the bug:


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