Groff issues with latest FreeBSD-4.x build

Lowell Gilbert lowell at
Fri Aug 1 20:21:11 PDT 2003

Forrest Aldrich <forrie at> writes:

> I just rebuilt the entire system from CVS, and still get this problem:
> # man man
> Formatting page, please wait...troff: fatal error: can't find macro
> file tty-char
> Done.
> This can't be that complex of an issue, which is probably why I'm
> still figuring it out.   Doesn't the 'man' command need to find its
> tmac files in /usr/share/tmac?  If so, then there's something wrong
> with the man configuration somewhere (something I'm not familiar with).
> Any pointers would really be appreciated, nobody else responded.

Hmm.  Not exactly my thing, but what happens if you try the formatting

zcat /usr/share/man/man1/ls.1.gz |nroff -man

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