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From bjaspan@MIT.EDU Mon Dec 2 13:26:09 1996
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Subject: document error string -> file identity
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>Number: 269
>Category: krb5-doc
>Synopsis: document error string -> file identity
>Confidential: no
>Severity: serious
>Priority: medium
>Responsible: krb5-unassigned
>State: open
>Class: sw-bug
>Submitter-Id: unknown
>Arrival-Date: Mon Dec 02 13:27:01 EST 1996
>Originator: Barry Jaspan
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>Release: 1.0-development

System: SunOS DUN-DUN-NOODLES 5.4 Generic_101945-37 sun4m sparc

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Steve Webster makes the good point that it is very difficult for a novice admin to tell which file is missing or wrong when any of a large number of error messages are generated by Kerberos programs. He suggests a table such as

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>> If you see and error the missing file is probably
>> ----------------- ----------------------------
>> while setting active database /foo/bar
>> while initializing database /baz/bletch
>> opening policy database ...
>> ...

Probably this should be in each program's manual page, but it could
also be in the texinfo files.