[arch-dev-public] [signoff] man 1.6f-2 and groff 1.19.2-4

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 10:44:41 EST 2008

On Jan 30, 2008 12:23 AM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> These two come as one nice little change, as they both need to go to
> core at the same time.
> * man 1.6f-2
>     Build with FHS compliance.
>     Remove the default latin1 output, let the groff decide the charset
> Ref: http://archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2008-January/004177.html

I noticed an overzealous sed or something made the following comment
block a bit odd in man.conf. Anywhere that "-Tlatin1" appeared you
removed it, which makes the below comments not so helpful. Below I
changed it so the second line still contains the -Tlatin1 note, and
the note about UTF-8 double conversion was completely removed.

# Useful paths - note that COL should not be defined when
# NROFF is defined as "groff -Tascii" or "groff -Tlatin1";
# not only is it superfluous, but it actually damages the output.
# For use with utf-8, NROFF should be "nroff -mandoc" without -T option.
# If you have a new troff (version 1.18.1?) and its colored output
# causes problems, add the -c option to TROFF, NROFF, JNROFF.

I'll still give groff and man my signoff though for i686, although it
would be good to get this fixed in a future release.


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