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Bug 77362 - color in rh 8.0 manpages results in gibberish in old versions of redhat
Summary: color in rh 8.0 manpages results in gibberish in old versions of redhat
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man-pages
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Eido Inoue
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-05 21:16 UTC by Joseph Shraibman
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-07-11 20:48:33 UTC

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Description Joseph Shraibman 2002-11-05 21:16:33 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826

Description of problem:
When accessing a rh 8.0 machine in an xterm from a redhat 6.x machine, the man
pages show up as gibberish because of the color coding.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log into a rh 8.0 machine in an xterm
2. man man


Actual Results:  NAME
       man ��� format and display the
on���line manual pages
       manpath ��� determine user���s
search path for man pages

       man  [�����acdfFhkKtwW] 
 [�����m system]
[�����p string]
[�����C config_file]
       [�����M pathlist]
[�����P pager]
[�����S section_list] [section] name ...

(mozilla is replacing the gibberish with ???? when I post this in the bugzilla form)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2003-07-11 20:48:33 UTC
color (and other formatting) can be turned off by passing the appropriate
groff/troff options (such as -c to disable color) through man.config

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