Bug 2042 - Mangled manpage
Mangled manpage
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: byacc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-04-07 16:26 EDT by francis+rhbz
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-07 18:27:38 EDT
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Description francis+rhbz 1999-04-07 16:26:20 EDT
The manpage for yacc(1) comes out slightly mangled, because,
wherever it wants to talk about #line directives, the
original file (/usr/man/man1/yacc.1) uses the text "\#line";
apparently the \ isn't sufficient to keep the # from acting
as a comment, and troff chops off the rest of the line.  To
see the effect, look at the description of the "-l" option.

I've seen other mangled manpages on RedHat, too; I don't
remember now which ones they were, but I'll keep a lookout
in the future to see if they're the same problem.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-04-07 18:27:59 EDT
fixed in byacc-1.9-11 and later. thanks for the report.

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