Bug 116804 - can't build tclx help files with current nroff
can't build tclx help files with current nroff
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: groff (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-02-25 08:32 EST by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Description Jens Petersen 2004-02-25 08:32:00 EST
Description of problem:
With groff-1.18.1-29 there is no problem, but with later builds
nroff appears to truncate lots of the help files generated
with nroff while building the tclhelp system that is a part of

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
groff >= 1.18.1-30

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install current groff
2. build tclx-8.3.5-1 and install the tclx-doc generated
3. % tclhelp
4. select for example: tk -> control -> bind 
5. % man n bind  # from tk-devel
6. Compare the output of (4) and (5)

Actual results:
The manpage text display is incomplete: notice how it
ends in mid-sentence.
Expected results:
The complete manpage to be displayed.

Additional info:
When I build with groff-1.18.1-29 installed the help pages
get generated completely.

Even using the nroff script from groff-1.18.1-29 with the newer
groff packages doesn't seem to be good enough.
Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2004-02-25 08:36:22 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 116596 ***
Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2004-02-26 00:36:11 EST
">= 1.18.1-30" was inclusive of 1.18.1-32. ;-)
Comment 3 Thomas Woerner 2004-02-26 10:01:35 EST
Be sure that you have the new man package installed, also.
Comment 4 Eido Inoue 2004-02-26 12:54:53 EST
As long as the newest man is included, it will force the inclusion of
the new groff (due to a require/provide of nroff-i18n). It will not
however, force an inclusion of the new fixed nroff.

I'm pretty sure the fixed nroff in the latest rawhide will fix this
Comment 5 Jens Petersen 2004-02-26 23:34:35 EST
I can still reproduce:

% rpm -q man groff
% rpmbuild --rebuild tclx-8.3.5-1.src.rpm
% tclhelp
  [ tk/ -> control/ -> bind ]

I would be happy to hear that you can't. :)
Comment 6 Thomas Woerner 2004-03-02 05:09:34 EST
Please use LANG=en_US.UTF-8 for the build of man pages if you want to
have UTF-8 encoding. LANG=C will generate ISO-8859-1 man pages.

groff-1.18.1-33 in rawhide fixes the build of non-UTF-8 files.
Comment 7 Jens Petersen 2004-03-02 06:07:16 EST
Ah, right.  Thanks.
Comment 8 Eido Inoue 2004-03-02 10:41:32 EST
Shouldn't the C/POSIX locale generate ASCII pages, not ISO-8859-1?
Comment 9 Thomas Woerner 2004-03-02 10:53:46 EST
Ohh .. you are right, I meant:

LANG=C will generate ANSI_X3.4-1968 (=ASCII) output.

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