[libvirt PATCH v2 1/1] virt-ssh-helper: Add manual page

Andrea Bolognani abologna at redhat.com
Mon Jan 10 13:29:28 UTC 2022

On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 01:02:43PM +0000, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 01:29:54PM +0100, Olaf Hering wrote:
> > Mon, 13 Dec 2021 14:44:51 +0100 Andrea Bolognani <abologna at redhat.com>:
> > > +``virt-ssh-helper`` is an internal tool
> >
> > If it is indeed an internal tool, why is the man page in section 1, and why is it in PATH?
> > I think the man page needs to be moved to section 8, the binary into $libexec.
> > The path to it will be known, the shell code from virNetClientSSHHelperCommand could be removed.
> The path to the helper cannot be hardcoded, and it needs to be in
> $PATH, because the shell snippet is generated on the client side but
> executed on the server side. The two could have been configured with
> different prefixes, as is going to be the case for example when a
> macOS client connects to a Linux server.

About the section. You might be right that 8 is a better fit than 1,
but sections are somewhat loosely defined and I can't quite make up
my mind about it. I'm definitely open to moving it if you can make a
convincing enough case for it :)

Andrea Bolognani / Red Hat / Virtualization

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