Re: Bug#77840: whatis problem in wml manpages
On Sat, Nov 25, 2000 at 02:18:26PM +0100, Denis Barbier wrote:
> > > > mandb: warning: /usr/share/man/man1/wml_aux_linklint.1.gz: whatis parse for wml_aux_linklint(1) failed
> > >
> > > i am a new Debian developer, and have no idea how to fix this bug.
> > > It appears that previous Debian maintainers added some headers to groff
> > > manpages, which are now rejected. I must have missed something in
> > > current manpage packaging, but don't see what. Could someone point me
> > > out to accurate documentation ?
> > The page source:
> > + .TH WML_AUX_LINKLINT 1 "24 May 1997" "WML" "Website META Language"
> > + .ad r
> > + .na
> > + .ss 12 0
> > + .in 0
> > + .nh
> > + .nf
> > That's screwed up :) s/^+ // and all should be well.
> but policy 6.1 says that
> You must not install a preformatted `cat page'.
And you didn't do that. AFAIK formatted cat pages are what you get in
/var/cache/man/cat1/zsh.1.gz after running man zsh, not this.
> I guess this is why these *roff commands have been added.
As I said, they haven't been added properly, use the above regexp to fix it
(well, it should have been a litteral +, but other than that it's fine :)
> So how to manify a text file?
Read man(7). :) But I wouldn't bother if I were you, as long as the proper
content is provided the page is satisfactory.
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