Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74657
a2ps xxx.1 does not print properly
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:55 EDT
Description of Problem:
In some previous release I could use a2ps to print man files directly and they
would be properly formatted two per sheet.
This does not currently work and did not work on 7.3 either.
For example, copy a man page to the local directory or /tmp. gunzip it. then
do a2ps xxx.1
The error messages:
a2ps: cannot find file `roff.ssh'
a2ps: cannot find style sheet `roff': using plain style
are issued and the printed output is more or less the raw text.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Do you know which previous release this worked for you in?
Do not remember when it last worked but that it did work at one time. It may be
back in 6.2 days.
http://www.infres.enst.fr/~demaille/list-a2ps/msg00442.html has another report
of the same problem, although there is no followup.
I am not sure there is an active upstream maintainer these days.
at this point it dows not work and is OBE although a2ps does need a more active