Subject: bin/6258: man formats files with suffix .n as -me input
To: None <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/07/1998 11:52:43
>Number:         6258
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       man formats files with suffix .n as -me input
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Oct  7 09:05:00 1998
>Originator:     Pierce Nichols
	Columbia University
>Release:        NetBSD-1.3.1
System: NetBSD 1.3.1 NetBSD 1.3.1 (NEVRAST) #12: Sat Apr 11 23:03:27 PDT 1998 i386


/etc/man.conf contains the line:

_build         .n              /usr/bin/nroff -me %s 2>/dev/null | cat -s

This formats tcl/tk man pages (pkgsrc/lang/tcl8.0 & pkgsrc/x11/tk8.0) as -me input, completely mangling them. 


attempt to read any manpage with the suffix .n under the default setup.


comment out the offending line and change the following lines:

_build          .[1-9]         /usr/bin/nroff -man %s
_build          .[1-9].Z       /usr/bin/zcat %s | /usr/bin/nroff -man
_build          .[1-9].gz      /usr/bin/gunzip -c %s | /usr/bin/nroff -man

_build          .[1-9n]         /usr/bin/nroff -man %s
_build          .[1-9n].Z       /usr/bin/zcat %s | /usr/bin/nroff -man
_build          .[1-9n].gz      /usr/bin/gunzip -c %s | /usr/bin/nroff -man