Bug 77847

Summary: man in Red Hat 8.0 assumes groff 1.18, but doesn't require it
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Göran Uddeborg <goeran>
Component: manAssignee: Eido Inoue <havill>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Ben Levenson <benl>
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Description Göran Uddeborg 2002-11-14 12:22:21 UTC
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Description of problem:
The configuration file /etc/man.config which comes with man from RH 8 uses the
flag "-c" to nroff.  This flag was introduced in version 1.18 of groff, but
there is no "Requires" entry saying this version is needed.  (It does require
groff, but no particular version.)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 1.5j-11


How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install "man" from RH8 on an older system:
   uebn> rpm -q man groff
   man-1.5j-11
   groff-1.17.2-7.0.2
2.Try to look at a manpage
   uebn> man man
   /usr/bin/nroff: invalid option -c

Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2003-01-07 20:15:24 UTC
fixed in man-1.5j-15

Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2003-04-28 12:45:55 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-134.html