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Bug #3345

groff manpage missing

Added by Magnus Hedemark about 7 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
2012-11-06
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Medium
Tags:
needs-triage

Description

If one were inclined to try to contribute to the broken manpage pile, the page that describes how to write manpages appears to be missing. Let's add groff to the pile.

History

#1

Updated by Magnus Hedemark about 7 years ago

I got a good answer on IRC:

19:58:41 < rmustacc> I would start with man(5), nroff(1) and troff(1)

The illumos blog got me looking around for this stuff. Maybe it could mention where to start.

http://blog.illumos.org/2012/09/14/manual-pages-now-on-illumos-site/

#2

Updated by Rich Lowe about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

As Robert said, we don't use groff, but nroff.

The manual page you're looking for is man(5)

That said, you did make me remember that the groff manual page is busted, so I'm going to bump this over to OI.

#3

Updated by Rich Lowe about 7 years ago

  • Project changed from illumos gate to OpenIndiana Distribution
  • Category deleted (manpage - manual pages)
#4

Updated by Ken Mays almost 7 years ago

  • Assignee set to OI Userland
#5

Updated by Ken Mays almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Assignee deleted (OI Userland)
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Magnus - groff.1 is not missing any longer (using oi_151a7) as stated in the ticket. But, there is SOMETHING groff.1 (and maybe others) to crash after reformatting for man display. Closing ticket based on original bug reported, but will review this issue further.

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