[Automated Linux From Scratch] #919: groff in ch6 always uses prefix PAGE=letter

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Sun Feb 5 18:24:29 PST 2006


#919: groff in ch6 always uses prefix PAGE=letter
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 Reporter:  brar at gmx.de  |        Owner:  alfs-log at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  defect       |       Status:  closed                       
 Priority:  lowest       |    Milestone:                               
Component:  LFS Tasks    |      Version:  SVN                          
 Severity:  minor        |   Resolution:  fixed                        
 Keywords:               |  
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Changes (by thomasp at linuxfromscratch.org):

  * component:  LFS Profiles => LFS Tasks

Old description:

> The book (ch6/groff) tells us:
> Groff expects the environment variable PAGE to contain the default paper
> size.
> For those in the United States, the command below is appropriate. If you
> live
> elsewhere, you may want to change PAGE=letter to PAGE=A4.
>
> I think this should be a configureable option for nALFS-Profiles.
> currently it is:
> <configure>
>         <prefix>PAGE=letter</prefix>
>         <param>--prefix=/usr</param>
> </configure>
>
> I'd prefer:
> <configure>
>         <prefix>PAGE=&paper_size;</prefix>
>         <param>--prefix=/usr</param>
> </configure>
>
> and something like:
> <!--  Groff expects the environment variable PAGE to contain the default
> paper size.
>       For those in the United States, this would be 'letter'.
>       If you live elsewhere, it could also be 'A4'.
>       -->
>
> <!ENTITY paper_size "A4">
>
> in config/general.ent
>
> This would make us "Old-Europeans" find and edit this option without
> going
> through the whole xml-sources.
>
> Regards,
> Brar

New description:

 The book (ch6/groff) tells us:
 Groff expects the environment variable PAGE to contain the default paper
 size.
 For those in the United States, the command below is appropriate. If you
 live
 elsewhere, you may want to change PAGE=letter to PAGE=A4.

 I think this should be a configureable option for nALFS-Profiles.
 currently it is:
 <configure>
         <prefix>PAGE=letter</prefix>
         <param>--prefix=/usr</param>
 </configure>

 I'd prefer:
 <configure>
         <prefix>PAGE=&paper_size;</prefix>
         <param>--prefix=/usr</param>
 </configure>

 and something like:
 <!--  Groff expects the environment variable PAGE to contain the default
 paper size.
       For those in the United States, this would be 'letter'.
       If you live elsewhere, it could also be 'A4'.
       -->

 <!ENTITY paper_size "A4">

 in config/general.ent

 This would make us "Old-Europeans" find and edit this option without going
 through the whole xml-sources.

 Regards,
 Brar

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