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bin/46414: default setting for groff's devps device should be changed

>Number:         46414
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       default setting for groff's devps device should be changed
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat May 05 07:15:00 +0000 2012
>Originator:     B K
>Release:        5.1
NetBSD new-host 5.1 NetBSD 5.1 (BRAD) #0: Sun Feb 19 10:48:07 PST 2012  
root@new-host-2:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/BRAD i386

Using a particular macro package with groff, I had a document that generated 
output that caused ps2pdf to exit with an error.  As FreeBSD's ps2pdf had built 
the document fine, I started looking for differences in the general build 
environment.  After a bit of work, I narrowed it down to the different "broken" 
settings in /usr/share/groff_font/devps/DESC.  On FreeBSD, they've defaulted 
this setting to 7 which works around several problems.

Finally, in my case, I changed the Makefile to pass the following arguments to 

   -P -b4

which, in turn, forwards them to the grops command.

While this issue won't surprise too many people, I'd suggest enabling this 
setting to ensure compatibilityNe with FreeBSD.



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