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Re: pkg/39822: wmii man page unreadable

The following reply was made to PR pkg/39822; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/39822: wmii man page unreadable 
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 16:52:27 +0700

     Date:        Thu, 30 Oct 2008 09:10:07 +0000 (UTC)
     From:        Thomas Klausner <>
     Message-ID:  <>
   |  Probably, running it through tbl(1) should fix this.
 I haven't seen the page in question, but it might be the exact
 opposite problem - certainly the mkisofs(8) man page (from
 pkgsrc/sysutils/cdrtools) gets installed after being run through
 tbl - but the man command looks for TS and runs tbl if found.
 The TS macro has an entirely different (well, related, but still
 quite different) meaning when input to tbl, from when used in the
 output from tbl.   What results from "man mkisofs" - which sends tbl
 output back into tbl again - isn't quite unreadable, but it certainly
 has unreadable sections.
 Just changing the TS/TE in the installed copy I had to DS/DE made
 it workable - (whether or not man/mdoc supports DS/DE - just deleting them
 would probably have worked as well) - but better would be to avoid that
 kind of preprocessing and just allow man to work it out.

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