Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97087
docbook2man doesn't quote dots at the beginning of the line
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
When converted to nroff format, a dot at the beginning of the line starts a
macro. If a docbook file has a dot at the beginning of one of its lines of
text, man will either not display the following word, or not display then entire
line of text (depending on the version of man).
The fix is pretty simple, '.' characters at the beginning of a line of text must
always be quoted as '&.' (ampersand-dot, in case it gets lost in the HTML). The
upstream author has been notified, and corrected the problem in the current
series of docbook-utils. I'll attach a patch for the version that you're
distributing. It works for me.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 92292 [details]
always quotes dots at the beginning of the line
Thanks. Fixed package will appear in rawhide shortly.