Bug 221868 - Incorrect invocation option breaks CVS groff
Incorrect invocation option breaks CVS groff
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: man (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2007-01-08 11:54 EST by Eric Raymond
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-01-09 04:59:56 EST
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Description Eric Raymond 2007-01-08 11:54:35 EST
Description of problem:
Installing groff from CVS on FC6 breaks man.
The problem is a bogus "--legacy NROFF_OLD_CHARSET" option in /etc/man.config.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
groff 1.19-pre development tree
man 1.6d

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to brose any manual page
Actual results:
Blank page.

Expected results:
Screenful of text

Additional info:
Changing /etc/man.config to declare

NROFF		/usr/bin/nroff -c -mandoc 2>/dev/null

fixes the problem.
Comment 1 Ivana Varekova 2007-01-09 04:59:56 EST
Thank you for your bug report.
This problem is fixed in man-1.6e-2.fc7 and man-1.6d-2.fc6.

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