Subject: Re: Alternatives system, 2nd round
To: Matthias Buelow <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/24/2005 09:59:56
On Mon, 24 Jan 2005, Matthias Buelow wrote:

> > You mean _G_roff.  nroff, as it is available on some OS's, is not so "rich"
> > as to provide external command invocation ability.
> > So, no go.
> Please leave the -msafer option for groff in man.conf in effect at any rate.
> (See also security/8069 for why).

"That too."

And no matter what, .so is not a dynamically createable directive.  Older
*roffs require use of soelim *before* proper roff parsing, so there's no
chance of dynamic generation at parse time.

-- Todd Vierling <> <>