Bug#1299: xman hanges when groff gets a fatal error
Version: 3.1.2 1
Other packages involved:
man 2.3.10 1
groff 1.09 4
Xman puts up a status box of:
Formatting Manual Page, Please Stand By...
When nroff dies with the error:
/usr/bin/nroff: can't find `DESC' file
/usr/bin/nroff:fatal error: invalid device `ps'
Please note that I can not see this error but this was the error I
recieved when I ran "man man" as a diagnostic.
xman writes this error to its stderr or stdout:
sh: geqn: command not found
Xman just hangs after this.
xman should complete the format and display the manpage.
Procedure to reproduce:
Install from scratch
install all of the basic X packages including xman.
run xman and request display of man(1).
All installs were done using dpkg --install.
Constantine Rasmussen 508-750-7500 x7020 firstname.lastname@example.org