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Bug#537838: [checks/manpages] .ig EOC -> .EOC warned as missing macro

Steffen Moeller <steffen_moeller@gmx.de> writes:

> a fancy man page has this little section here (actually many of these
> sections and the package (torque) has many man pages, hence the bug is
> not minor) :
> ..if !\n(Pb .ig Ig
> ..ft 6
> ..IP "\&\s-1\\$1\s+1\f1"
> ..Ig
> ..if  \n(Pb .ig Ig
> ..ft 2
> ..IP "\&\\$1\s+1\f1"
> ..Ig
> ...
> which means that the block may be skipped.
> lintian does not get it but warns about .Ig being an undefined macro -
> it is not. It is the end of the comment.

Lintian doesn't analyze man pages itself.  It asks man to do that, which
in turn asks groff to do that.  So groff does not get this code, which
strongly implies that it's actually wrong, or at least being intentionally
warned about.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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