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Bug 77847 - man in Red Hat 8.0 assumes groff 1.18, but doesn't require it
man in Red Hat 8.0 assumes groff 1.18, but doesn't require it
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-11-14 07:22 EST by Göran Uddeborg
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-07 15:15:24 EST
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:133 normal SHIPPED_LIVE : Updated man packages fix minor vulnerability 2003-05-01 00:00:00 EDT
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:134 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Low: man security update 2003-04-28 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Göran Uddeborg 2002-11-14 07:22:21 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003

Description of problem:
The configuration file /etc/man.config which comes with man from RH 8 uses the
flag "-c" to nroff.  This flag was introduced in version 1.18 of groff, but
there is no "Requires" entry saying this version is needed.  (It does require
groff, but no particular version.)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 1.5j-11

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install "man" from RH8 on an older system:
   uebn> rpm -q man groff
2.Try to look at a manpage
   uebn> man man
   /usr/bin/nroff: invalid option -c
Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2003-01-07 15:15:24 EST
fixed in man-1.5j-15
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2003-04-28 08:45:55 EDT
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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