Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73079
dhcpctl man-page misformated
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:12 EDT
Description of Problem:
The dhcpctl(3) manpage misformats normal text. This seems to be caused by the
dhcp-3.0pl1-dhcpctlman-69731.patch where e.g. '.Fd' nroff sequences are replaced
with '\fB' (there are other substitutions also).
When using the original sequences all things are fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. 'man 3 dhcpctl'
2. go to the 'DESCRIPTION' section
text is bold
text is not bold
My knowledge of *roff language is certainly lacking. I made the changes to make some
warnings produced by nroff go away. I'd be happy to take any patches to get correct,
After studying the groff_mdoc(7) manpage I can attach a patch against dhcpctl.3.
I do not know if '.Em' (emphasizing) is the correct attribute for the URL and
the progname, but I could not find a better alternative for the previously used
Created attachment 74124 [details]
Patch against dhcpctl.3
Fixed in dhcp-3_0pl1-12
Created attachment 90348 [details]
Patch against dhcpctl.3 of dhcp-3.0pl1-23
I still get:
| $ man 3 dhcpctl >/dev/null
| Usage: .Fd function_declaration -- Fd is not callable (#28)
| Not a \-mdoc command: .SH (#465)
and parts of the manpage are misformated (the AUTHOR heading is missing). The
attached patch fixes this.
fixed in 3.0pl1-24