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diff --git a/contrib/ncurses/man/form_field_new.3x b/contrib/ncurses/man/form_field_new.3x
index 969152057d6d..168349ee77e9 100644
--- a/contrib/ncurses/man/form_field_new.3x
+++ b/contrib/ncurses/man/form_field_new.3x
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
'\" t
-.\" Copyright (c) 1998,2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc. *
+.\" Copyright (c) 1998-2003,2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. *
.\" *
.\" Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a *
.\" copy of this software and associated documentation files (the *
@@ -27,7 +27,7 @@
.\" authorization. *
-.\" $Id: form_field_new.3x,v 1.11 2002/02/16 22:39:52 tom Exp $
+.\" $Id: form_field_new.3x,v 1.14 2006/11/04 17:12:00 tom Exp $
.TH form_field_new 3X ""
\fBform_field_new\fR - create and destroy form fields
@@ -48,31 +48,41 @@ int free_field(FIELD *field);
The function \fBnew_field\fR allocates a new field and initializes it from the
parameters given: height, width, row of upper-left corner, column of upper-left
corner, number off-screen rows, and number of additional working buffers.
The function \fBdup_field\fR duplicates a field at a new location. Most
attributes (including current contents, size, validation type, buffer count,
growth threshold, justification, foreground, background, pad character,
options, and user pointer) are copied. Field status and the field page bit are
not copied.
The function \fBlink_field\fR acts like \fBdup_field\fR, but the new field
shares buffers with its parent. Attribute data is separate.
The function \fBfree_field\fR de-allocates storage associated with a field.
The function, \fBnew_field\fR, \fBdup_field\fR, \fBlink_field\fR return
\fBNULL\fR on error.
-The function \fBfree_field\fR returns one of the following:
+They set errno according to their success:
.TP 5
+.B E_OK
The routine succeeded.
.TP 5
-System error occurred (see \fBerrno\fR).
+Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
+.TP 5
+System error occurred, e.g., malloc failure.
+The function \fBfree_field\fR returns one of the following:
.TP 5
+.B E_OK
+The routine succeeded.
+.TP 5
Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
+.TP 5
+field is connected.
\fBcurses\fR(3X), \fBform\fR(3X).
@@ -81,10 +91,10 @@ The header file \fB<form.h>\fR automatically includes the header file
These routines emulate the System V forms library. They were not supported on
Version 7 or BSD versions.
It may be unwise to count on the set of attributes copied by
\fBdup_field\fR(3X) being portable; the System V forms library documents are
-not very explicit on what gets copied and was not.
+not very explicit about what gets copied and what doesn't.
Juergen Pfeifer. Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by Eric
S. Raymond.