problems with groff

Ruslan Ermilov ru at
Wed Sep 10 11:08:14 PDT 2003

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On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 01:58:51PM -0400, Forrest Aldrich wrote:
> If I move /usr/local/share/groff to /usr/local/share/groff.old, and run the 
> man command, I get this error:
> # man ls
> Formatting page, please wait.../usr/bin/groff: can't find `DESC' file
> /usr/bin/groff:fatal error: invalid device `ascii'
/usr/share/groff_font/devascii/DESC, is it there?

If it exists, does the problem manifest itself if you try this:

/usr/bin/env -i PATH=/bin:/usr/bin TERM=cons25 man ls

If not, look what's wrong with your environment.

Ruslan Ermilov		Sysadmin and DBA,
ru at		Sunbay Software Ltd,
ru at		FreeBSD committer
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