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Re: Incorrect SELinux information in sed(1) man page

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Incorrect SELinux information in sed(1) man page
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2021 10:00:27 -0800

On Wed, Dec 30, 2020 at 3:00 AM Kian Kasad <> wrote:
> I noticed a slight quirk when building sed:
> In the source tarball for sed, the doc/sed.1 file says that the program
> is built with SELinux support. However, this isn't necessarily true. If
> the program is build without SELinux support, the man page still says
> that SELinux is enabled. Grepping in the resulting sed binary confirms
> that the program was in fact built without SELinux support, despite what
> the man page says.
> Is this a bug?

No bug here.

sed.1 is a generated file. It is generated from sed's own --help
output, and that --help output tells whether the binary was built with
What matters is that the installed sed.1 file is consistent with the
installed sed binary.

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