`man groff_char' misbehaving
ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Nov 18 13:10:24 PST 2015
On Nov 18, 2015, at 3:07 PM, j. van den hoff wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Nov 2015 22:01:32 +0100, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Nov 18, 2015, at 1:43 PM, j. van den hoff wrote:
>>> I see the following output from `man groff_char' with version 1.22.3 of
>>> `groff' under macos 10.10.5:
>>> /usr/bin/tbl:<standard input>:294: unrecognised format `O'
>>> /usr/bin/tbl:<standard input>:294: giving up on this table
>>> (many more similar lines following)
>>> and the finally appearing manpage indeed does not contain the tables
>>> listing the glyphs as it should. any ideas?
>> I can confirm that behavior under 10.11.1 with the groff port installed.
>> I guess OS X's man program is not able to read the groff port's manpage.
>> Installing the man port seems to work around this problem. Is that satisfactory?
> ah yes, never occured to me tht there might be a man port as well. thank
> you for this solution. regarding "satisfactory": for my personal use, yes
> it is. generally, I'd say no, since it seems osx's man does something
> wrong/non-canonical, no?
If that's true, that would be an OS X bug which you would need to report to Apple.
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