gnu/54637: "man" manpage subsystem not working, missing tty-char error

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Sat Jul 19 09:20:15 PDT 2003

>Number:         54637
>Category:       gnu
>Synopsis:       "man" manpage subsystem not working, missing tty-char error
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Jul 19 09:20:13 PDT 2003
>Originator:     Forrest Aldrich
>Release:        FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE i386
System: FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE #58: Tue Jul 15 16:56:00 EDT 2003 root at i386

	Since 2 weeks ago, with CVSup updates, the "man" command (and subsequent installs that
need to build manpages) is failing.  The error I consistently get is:

Formatting page, please wait...troff: fatal error: can't find macro file tty-char

Despite rebuilding and reinstalling the system (through makeworld/buildworld) this error

	Repeating this is simply trying to call "man" on any command.



	Unknown what the proper fix is; I suspect "man" isn't seeing /usr/share/man/tmac/tmac.tty-char
but I could be wrong.


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