Re: Bug#450432: ... and even more bugs like this?
>>>>> "CW" == Colin Watson <email@example.com> writes:
>> What I'm expected to do, then? (With respect to Debian BTS.) I
>> believe, start filing multiple bug reports would be a bad idea (for
>> me now.) May I suggest an explicit warning to be generated by Groff
>> on unknown ``command'', so that lintian(1) will issue a warning on a
>> malformed manual page, too? (Or a ``strict check'' mode for Groff,
>> to be used especially by lintian and alike?)
> The -wmac option to groff will emit a warning for this mistake.
Today, I've found it, too.
> See the "Warnings" node in 'info groff'.
... I've done it the hard way -- looked through the source.
> It's not especially easy right now to make Lintian pass this, since
> man doesn't expose an interface to add extra options to groff.
And here goes another hack:
$ cat man.local
$ cat mdoc.local
$ LC_ALL=C GROFF_TMAC_PATH="$PWD" man ifconfig > /dev/null
Reformatting ifconfig(8), please wait...
/tmp/zman6d1c0O:63: warning: `Note:' not defined
$ LC_ALL=C GROFF_TMAC_PATH="$PWD" \
man gpg ocamldoc rpost sfxtest v.surf.rst > /dev/null
Reformatting gpg(1), please wait...
/tmp/zmanqItyHp:153: warning: `-'' not defined
/tmp/zmanqItyHp:1449: warning: `GPG_AGENT_INFO'' not defined
/tmp/zmanqItyHp:1450: warning: `This' not defined
Reformatting ocamldoc(1), please wait...
/tmp/zmanGibSgq:109: warning: `The' not defined
Reformatting rpost(1), please wait...
/tmp/zmanq2L13v:96: warning: `If' not defined
Reformatting sfxtest(1), please wait...
/tmp/zman8dcg6e:87: warning: `Higher' not defined
Reformatting v.surf.rst(1grass), please wait...
/tmp/zmaneiehzB:130: warning: `User' not defined
How about adding this one to lintian?
> I'll file a bug for my own reference and see about adding one.
>> ### check-man-periods.sh --- Check man pages for ``period bugs'' -*- Sh -*-
> I very much recommend against any attempt to parse *roff in shell,
> FWIW. Even man-db's flex parser is ultimately doomed to failure and
> should probably be replaced with something cunning involving custom
> groff macros at some point.
Agreed upon that.