Bug#1299: xman hanges when groff gets a fatal error
This looks like one for me, I will look into it tonight.
Can you please run xman under strace following all the children.
and send me the gzip/uuencoded output
% strace -f -o /tmp/strace.out xman
This will be a great help.
>>>>> "cdr" == CD Rasmussen <email@example.com> writes:
cdr> Package: xman Version: 3.1.2 1
cdr> Other packages involved:
cdr> Package: Version: man 2.3.10 1 groff 1.09 4
cdr> Problem Description: Xman puts up a status box of: Formatting
cdr> Manual Page, Please Stand By...
cdr> When nroff dies with the error: /usr/bin/nroff: can't find
cdr> `DESC' file /usr/bin/nroff:fatal error: invalid device `ps'
cdr> Please note that I can not see this error but this was the
cdr> error I recieved when I ran "man man" as a diagnostic.
cdr> xman writes this error to its stderr or stdout: sh: geqn:
cdr> command not found Xman just hangs after this.
cdr> Expected behavior:
cdr> xman should complete the format and display the manpage.
cdr> Procedure to reproduce: Install from scratch install groff
cdr> install man install all of the basic X packages including
cdr> xman. run xman and request display of man(1).
cdr> All installs were done using dpkg --install.
cdr> Thank you, Constantine Rasmussen 508-750-7500 x7020
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