Subject: Re: groff updated to 1.19.2
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/07/2006 00:50:07
10 to 1 that what happens when you get that error is that a (truncated) 
output file is created anyway, so at the restart, that target is not 
rebuilt again, so you don't get a repeat of the error. However, you will 
not get exactly the resulting files that you should, either.

We've had that problem on the VAX now for atleast five years.


Matthias Scheler wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 07, 2006 at 12:06:36AM +0100, Thomas Klausner wrote:
>>The attached patch might fix it, but it's late -- if someone can
>>confirm that fixes the problem, please commit it, otherwise I'll
>>test it tomorrow.
> When I tried your patch I was able to reproduce another problem which
> I encountered during the first attempt to build a toolchain:
> Making nroff.n from /src/NetBSD-current/src/gnu/dist/groff/src/roff/nroff/
> /src/tools/bin/nbmakeinfo --enable-encoding -I/src/NetBSD-current/src/gnu/dist/groff/doc /src/NetBSD-current/src/gnu/dist/groff/doc/groff.texinfo
> /src/NetBSD-current/src/gnu/dist/groff/doc/groff.texinfo:2247: Unknown command `slanted'.
> /src/NetBSD-current/src/gnu/dist/groff/doc/groff.texinfo:2247: Misplaced {.
> /src/NetBSD-current/src/gnu/dist/groff/doc/groff.texinfo:2247: Misplaced }.
> /src/NetBSD-current/src/gnu/dist/groff/doc/groff.texinfo:2247: Unknown command `slanted'.
> [many more errors deleted]
> Too many errors!  Gave up.
> Too many errors!  Gave up.
> Too many errors!  Gave up.
> Restarting the build skipped over that error. There were no installation
> errors which means that your patch sorts out this problem. I'll
> therefore commit it.
> 	Kind regards

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