Bug 82592 - man pages garbled
man pages garbled
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-01-23 14:17 EST by Michael Berganski
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-20 16:38:22 EST
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Description Michael Berganski 2003-01-23 14:17:48 EST
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Description of problem:
man-pages-1.35-5
man-1.5i2-0.7x.5
redhat 7.1

man  pages garbled
example:
if you have the original man page ls.1.gz  and also have a copy ls.1.gz.orig in
/usr/share/man/man1and try to run man ls
the manpage is garbled.
I notice this when I modified the man page and also kept the original.

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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2.man  pages garbled
example:
if you have the original man page ls.1.gz  and also have a copy ls.1.gz.orig in
/usr/share/man/man1and try to run man ls
the manpage is garbled.
I notice this when I modified the man page and also kept the original.
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Actual Results:  man  pages garbled
example:
if you have the original man page ls.1.gz  and also have a copy ls.1.gz.orig in
/usr/share/man/man1and try to run man ls
the manpage is garbled.
I notice this when I modified the man page and also kept the original.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2003-02-06 15:43:30 EST
looks like yet another groff formatting bug
Comment 2 Florian La Roche 2003-02-07 19:27:24 EST
This must be a problem within man.

greetings,

Florian La Roche
Comment 3 Eido Inoue 2003-02-20 16:38:22 EST
i don't think man expects to have non-man-use files in the /usr/share/man area
(often times the /usr/share area is mounted read-only, so this is a reasonable
assumption). You can workaround this problem by naming the backup file in such a
way that the left$ of each don't match.

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