Bug 73810 - man page formatting in Konsole broken
man page formatting in Konsole broken
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-09-11 04:52 EDT by Nathan Murphy
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-04 16:19:24 EDT
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Description Nathan Murphy 2002-09-11 04:52:15 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3; Linux 2.4.18-11; X11; i686)

Description of problem:
Originally I could not get output from the man command in gnome-terminal without pipeing through less.  The limbo mailing list provided me a hint to install the most recent vte package from Raw Hide.  That fixed the gnome problem, but the display for the man command when run in Konsole has always been misformatted serverely.  Line wrapping happens in the wrong place as is spacing and most formatting.  This was not a problem in Limbo and was first noticed after running up2date on my Null installation.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.type man followed my a command that has a man page inside a Konsole window

Actual Results:  horribly misformatted text that is difficult to read

Expected Results:  standard man page formattting and output

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Comment 1 Ted Kessler 2003-02-27 12:38:19 EST
I found  this very same problem. Still not fixed! It's been 5 months. I find 
that under Gnome there is no problem, but with KDE there is.
Comment 2 Ngo Than 2003-02-27 15:47:57 EST
This is a bug in less-378-7/groff-1.18.1-20. If you upgrade the latest version
of groff/less from rawhide, it should fix this problem for you.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-04 16:19:24 EDT
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