Bug 1266401 - man eats up stderr of programs used to read/format man page
Summary: man eats up stderr of programs used to read/format man page
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: man
Version: 22
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Orphan Owner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-09-25 08:08 UTC by Mikhail Krutov
Modified: 2016-07-19 18:01 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-07-19 18:01:32 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
man man (19.49 KB, image/png)
2015-09-25 08:08 UTC, Mikhail Krutov
no flags Details

Description Mikhail Krutov 2015-09-25 08:08:56 UTC
Created attachment 1076933 [details]
man man

Description of problem:
Not sure how did I end up with 2 such systems.

troff: fatal error: can't find macro file tty-char
$ls /usr/share/groff/1.22.3/tmac/tty*
zsh: no matches found: /usr/share/groff/1.22.3/tmac/tty*
$man man
<output attached>
$man man > /dev/null
troff: fatal error: can't find macro file tty-char

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. man man
(while having no tty-char macro for troff)

Actual results:
see .png attachement

Expected results:
when I call man & nroff errors out, this should be displayed, not the attachement.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mikhail Krutov 2015-09-25 08:09:20 UTC
related thread on ask.fedoraproject: https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/75610/empty-man-pages-since-last-update/

Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2016-07-19 18:01:32 UTC
Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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