Bug 10185 - Garbage in man page dislplay after upgrade from RH 5.x to 6.x
Summary: Garbage in man page dislplay after upgrade from RH 5.x to 6.x
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 6500
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-03-15 16:57 UTC by Tony Krch
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-03-16 00:01:29 UTC

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Description Tony Krch 2000-03-15 16:57:35 UTC
Hi, I originally contacted RH support about this, ticket number 138548, and
they suggested I enter this as a bug report.

When upgrading from RH 5.x to 6.x, man output displays <AD> in reverse
video at the end of certain lines. I have observed this on several
different hardware configurations. If you do an install (vs. upgrade) of RH
6.x on the same machine, the problem goes away.

Comment 1 Olivier Baudron 2000-03-15 17:15:59 UTC
I had the same problem when upgrading man-1.5g-2 to man-1.5g-6.
The fix, as reported in the manpage of man, is to put a LESSCHARSET=latin1
in the environment. It worked for me.

Comment 2 Tony Krch 2000-03-16 00:01:59 UTC
Well, I guess I reported a known bug here. Sorry 'bout that. I will write
RTFM(anpage) on my whiteboard 1000 times. Many thanks to Olivier, who made me
see the light.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6500 ***

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