Bug 77847 - man in Red Hat 8.0 assumes groff 1.18, but doesn't require it
Summary: man in Red Hat 8.0 assumes groff 1.18, but doesn't require it
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Eido Inoue
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-14 12:22 UTC by Göran Uddeborg
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-07 20:15:24 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:133 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE : Updated man packages fix minor vulnerability 2003-05-01 04:00:00 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:134 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Low: man security update 2003-04-28 04:00:00 UTC

Description Göran Uddeborg 2002-11-14 12:22:21 UTC
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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 20:15:24 UTC
fixed in man-1.5j-15

Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2003-04-28 12:45:55 UTC
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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