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Bug 123164 - illegal roff syntax in dmsetup manpage
illegal roff syntax in dmsetup manpage
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: device-mapper-obsolete (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Alasdair Kergon
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Reported: 2004-05-13 09:52 EDT by Moritz Barsnick
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-28 03:10:07 EDT
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Description Moritz Barsnick 2004-05-13 09:52:08 EDT
Description of problem:
Reading the manpage of dmsetup gives an error message because of some 
syntax in the roff source.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. zcat /usr/share/man/man8/dmsetup.8.gz | nroff -man 1>/dev/null
2. or: man dmsetup
Actual results:
<standard input>:74: warning: numeric expression expected (got `[')

Expected results:
no warning

Additional info:
Annoying, nothing more. ;-)
Comment 1 Peter van Egdom 2004-06-26 05:57:02 EDT
I can't reproduce this on Fedora Core release 2 (Tettnang) with the
following packages :

- device-mapper-1.00.14-3
- groff-1.18.1-34
- man-1.5m2-6

Are you using FC2 test3? If so, try upgrading to FC2 final or above
Comment 2 Moritz Barsnick 2004-06-28 03:10:07 EDT
Okay, you got me on this one. Since my update to FC2, I cannot 
reproduce this either. I cannot - at this moment - figure out which 
groff package I actually had when I filed the bug. I might check.

For the time being, I'll just close this little tidbit as "works for 

Thanks, Peter!

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