Bug 54889 - error messages when viewing man page
error messages when viewing man page
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bind (Show other bugs)
7.3
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-10-22 14:48 EDT by Mike McLean
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-19 12:52:16 EDT
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Description Michael A. McLean 2001-10-22 14:48:00 EDT
bind-9.1.3-4

The man page is viewable, but screenfuls of error messages appear.

# man named.conf
mdoc warning: Empty input line #19
mdoc warning: Empty input line #24
mdoc warning: Empty input line #26
mdoc warning: Empty input line #33
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mdoc warning: Empty input line #2276
mdoc warning: Empty input line #2281
mdoc warning: Empty input line #2284
mdoc warning: Empty input line #2289
mdoc warning: Empty input line #2291
mdoc warning: Empty input line #2301
mdoc warning: Empty input line #2303
mdoc warning: Empty input line #2344
mdoc warning: Empty input line #2352
mdoc warning: list open at EOF!  A .Bl directive has no matching .El
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-10-23 08:00:14 EDT
The empty lines are intentional to make the man page more readable in a text 
editor, for those trying to edit it.

I think groff shouldn't be complaining about those "errors" this loudly, 
assigning to groff.
Comment 2 Florian La Roche 2002-01-05 03:50:42 EST
Nearly no other man-pages have this problem, so I keep groff the current way.

cu,

Florian La Roche
Comment 3 Mike McLean 2002-06-19 12:52:10 EDT
Still seeing this with bind-9.2.1-3
(groff 1.17.2-15)

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