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Bug 2042 - Mangled manpage
Summary: Mangled manpage
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: byacc
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-04-07 20:26 UTC by francis+rhbz
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-04-07 22:27:38 UTC

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Description francis+rhbz 1999-04-07 20:26:20 UTC
The manpage for yacc(1) comes out slightly mangled, because,
wherever it wants to talk about #line directives, the
original file (/usr/man/man1/yacc.1) uses the text "\#line";
apparently the \ isn't sufficient to keep the # from acting
as a comment, and troff chops off the rest of the line.  To
see the effect, look at the description of the "-l" option.

I've seen other mangled manpages on RedHat, too; I don't
remember now which ones they were, but I'll keep a lookout
in the future to see if they're the same problem.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-04-07 22:27:59 UTC
fixed in byacc-1.9-11 and later. thanks for the report.

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