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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 
> Debian/MIPS?
> If I give the command `man -d <name_of_some_program>` I get lots of 
> output that looks okay, except for the following bits:
> 	<snip>
> 	pre-processors `' from default
> 	<snip>
> 	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)    [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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