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Bug 76938 - groff uses config file to think everyone's using A4
Summary: groff uses config file to think everyone's using A4
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: groff
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-29 19:51 UTC by John Verel
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-07 20:06:05 UTC

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Description John Verel 2002-10-29 19:51:29 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.8) Gecko/20020204

Description of problem:
With upgrade to man-1.5j-11, man -t formats incorrectly.  If you pipe to lpr,
the margins are wrong, shifted up and to the rights.  Also running
enscript-1.6.1-22 from 8.0 upgrade.  Same printer, same driver.  Everything else
prings fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):



How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.From console, type man -t foo | lpr

Actual Results:  Margins are wrong, shifted up and to the right for US Letter paper.

Expected Results:  Text centered on page as before upgrade.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2002-11-07 04:40:11 UTC
groff's postscript generator is configured to use A4 paper by default. 

I don't know enough about groff for an "official" solution. For a workaround, 
edit /usr/share/groff/1.18/font/devps/DESC, changing

        papersize /etc/papersize a4


        papersize /etc/papersize letter

Comment 2 Eido Inoue 2003-01-07 19:55:24 UTC
groff should actually be usuing the locale LC_PAPER to determine the paper size
rather than a local config file. re-assigning to groff.

Comment 3 Florian La Roche 2003-01-07 20:06:05 UTC
Groff has an upstream discussion on how to best set the default papersize and
I don't want to change this for the Red Hat Linux sources. Seems LC_PAPERSIZE
will not be used and things stay as they are. /etc/papersize or groff options
are possibilities to override this.


Florian La Roche

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