Bug 91691 - Bad man page formatting/display
Summary: Bad man page formatting/display
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: man (Show other bugs)
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Version: alpha 1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Eido Inoue
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
: 91690 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: CambridgeTarget
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Reported: 2003-05-27 08:34 UTC by David Balažic
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:54 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.5m2
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-01-27 00:40:42 UTC
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Description David Balažic 2003-05-27 08:34:05 UTC
Description of problem:

log in as root on VT2 ,
enter : man rpm
press '/' (search ) and search for '--dump'
after the first find, press 'n' to find second occurence.
The text jumps to a new location, buth the searched string
is not on the screen, scrolling up and down reveals it.

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


Comment 1 David Balažic 2003-05-27 08:36:33 UTC
*** Bug 91690 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Miloslav Trmac 2003-07-25 23:50:16 UTC
I can reproduce the bug with
        man -P '/usr/bin/less -isr' rpm
(this -P parameter corresponds to the default way less is invoked by man), but
not with
        man -P '/usr/bin/less -is' rpm
or with
        man -P '/usr/bin/less -isR' rpm

The -r was added due to bug 11621, but it is IMHO the wrong way to fix the
original problem; nowadays, 'less' in fact initializes its charset tables
correctly from locale data, even without LESSCHARSET.

The upstream man's configure tells this:
# Some people prefer "-irs", but probably only when they have a broken setup.
# (Indeed, -r may cause the terminal to get into funny states.
# Very inconvenient. For viewing pages in strange locales, set LC_*.)

Comment 3 Eido Inoue 2004-01-27 00:40:42 UTC
1.5m2 changes the man output device to -Tutf8 and sets LESSCHARSET to
supported utf-8. "-r" is no longer included in the less options.

Works with latest rawhide release

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