Description of problem:
All man 3 manpages's SYNOPSIS-sections from fontconfig-devel
seem to be broken or mal-formated.
Example: man FCPatternDel
FcBool FcPatternDel(FcPattern *p);
(const char *object);
The are 2 issues with this:
a) Too many and bogus braces. Correct would be:
FcBool FcPatternDel(FcPattern *p, const char *object);
b) a stray ".fi" at the end of the section.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All versions on all current Fedoras:
Steps to Reproduce:
1. invoke man on any arbitrary Fc*.3 manpage from fontconfig-devel)
=> faulty and mal formated reference manuals.
Correctly displayed accurate reference manuals.
Sorry, wrong component ;)
Humm, I've seen this, but don't know how to fix it. It's a problem with the sgml man book generation workflow used in fontconfig, which is beyond me.
Well, AFAIS, you are installing the pre-built *.3's from the upstream tarball and don't rebuild the docs.
=> The bug already is inside of the tarball.
BTW: I don't know what SUSE does differently than you, but their fontsconfig packages don't have this issue.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Well, AFAIS, you are installing the pre-built *.3's from the upstream tarball
> and don't rebuild the docs.
> => The bug already is inside of the tarball.
Right. But I build the tarball on a Fedora system...
> BTW: I don't know what SUSE does differently than you, but their fontsconfig
> packages don't have this issue.
No idea. Ubuntu seems to be doing better than Fedora also. I'll roll the next tarball on Ubuntu.
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Problem still evident in manpages from
so changing version to 14.
the bug should be in docbook2man. reassigning to docbook-utils.
Any updates? as it's described in comment#4, I don't see this issue when generating on Ubuntu.
Debian/Ubuntu uses older version of docbook2man.pl conversion script. If it works correctly on Ubuntu, there must be kind of regression between these two versions. I will check that, as I will have to update docbook-utils anyway due to other reported issue.
Should be fixed by http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/scm-commits/2012-May/787200.html - docbook-utils-0.6.14-31.fc18 -> closing RAWHIDE.
docbook-utils-0.6.14-30.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
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docbook-utils-0.6.14-31.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.