[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#510094: /usr/bin/docbook2x-man: generated manual page contain incorrect encoding header

Arthur de Jong adejong at debian.org
Sun Feb 1 21:42:35 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-01-26 at 00:26 +0100, Daniel Leidert wrote:
> Am Sonntag, den 25.01.2009, 23:59 +0100 schrieb Daniel Leidert:
> [..]
> > Now you want me to revert the patch to fix #442782. But following the
> > documentation, the patch is correct. Unfortunately it makes manual pages
> > under Etch unreadable. That's a difficult situation.
> It seems, this wasn't completely true. I missed grap on the Etch system.
> Installing it, made it possible to view the manual pages. man just threw
> some warnings.
> In this case I'm in favour of closing this report, as the preprocessor
> statement is correct and the manual pages can still be viewed.

I must say that I don't care that much either way and don't know enough
about groff to have a meaningful opinion on this. Also, the relevant
packages (for me) are not available on etch.

I think that on etch the preprocessor information is handled
differently. My manual page works with and without grap but because
there is a g in coding man looks for grap. Isn't there a way to generate
a manual page that is valid for both etch and lenny?

If I remove the coding line from my manual page it works on both
systems. Is that a bad idea?


-- arthur - adejong at debian.org - http://people.debian.org/~adejong --
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