Re: Trouble with man pages
On Tue, Aug 21, 2001 at 01:55:59AM +0200, Leander Koornneef wrote:
> I was wondering if there are any known problems with the man pages for
> If I give the command `man -d <name_of_some_program>` I get lots of
> output that looks okay, except for the following bits:
> pre-processors `' from default
> compressing to temporary cat /var/cache/man/cat1/14042
> compressor exited with status 0
> fixing temporary cat's mode
> renaming temporary cat to /var/cache/man/cat1/ls.1.gz
> free_hashtab: 2 entries, 2 (100%) unique
> Found 1 man pages
> So, it looks like there is something wrong with the processing/compression.
No, that output is normal.
> Also, if I try the groff command from the command-line, it results in a
> bus error and nothing else. The same counts for commands like "nroff"
> and "troff".
That sounds like the bug. If it turns out to be a groff bug, please
report it through the BTS ... I haven't heard of this on other
architectures. What version of groff are you running?
Colin Watson (man-db and groff maintainer) [firstname.lastname@example.org]