Bug 245934 - nroff improvements
nroff improvements
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: groff (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Marcela Mašláňová
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-06-27 10:24 EDT by Miroslav Lichvar
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-03 10:58:14 EDT
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suggested patch (1.86 KB, patch)
2007-06-27 10:24 EDT, Miroslav Lichvar
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Description Miroslav Lichvar 2007-06-27 10:24:29 EDT
Description of problem:
nroff fails when /tmp is read-only. I often need to read some man pages while
rescuing a system with read-only root filesystem :). A buffer in bash can used
instead of the temp file if /tmp is read-only.

Also, in most cases when both input and output charsets are utf-8 it's
unnecessary to invoke iconv, and a process can be saved for groff.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
groff-1.18.1.4-2

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. remount ro / 
2. man man
  
Actual results:
man fails

Expected results:
man works ok
Comment 1 Miroslav Lichvar 2007-06-27 10:24:29 EDT
Created attachment 158017 [details]
suggested patch
Comment 2 Marcela Mašláňová 2007-07-03 10:58:14 EDT
Thanks for patch

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