Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64194
groff is quite thoroughly broken in a PS output on Alpha
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:21 EDT
Description of Problem:
From an attached file 'data.troff', produced actually by 'pic' preprocessor
on Alpha, 'groff -Tps data.troff' is creating quite nice Postscript picture
on an x86 machine but something totally garbled on Alpha.
Attached are also, for a comparison, pictures created by the command above
on Alpha and on Athlon (with Red Hat 7.2 distro).
Created attachment 55705 [details]
troff input data for a picture
Created attachment 55706 [details]
Output produced by groff from 'data.troff' on Alpha
Created attachment 55707 [details]
Correct groff ouput from 'data.troff' done on x86
As a matter of fact an output from 'groff -Thtml data.troff' on x86 machine
is not too exciting either. See for yourself. On Alpha produced PNG pictures
are additionally garbled beyond recognition. I do not have ia64 to test
but I would be surprised if it would fare any better either with -Tps or
Seems to work fine with current rawhide rpms on x86 and on ia64.
Florian La Roche