Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Tue Oct 7 20:56:58 PDT 2008

DJ Lucas wrote:
> Ken Moffat wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 05:59:14PM -0500, Randy McMurchy wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm way on the downhill side of getting all the package
>>> updates in. Groff is sort of a bugaboo, however. The
>>> DJ book uses the Groff-UTF8 package, but I'm not sure it
>>> does much.
>>> Please give some input if you have any on this subject.
>>> It would be an addition to LFS Chapter 6. Do we need it?
>>> Note that the plans right now are to still include the
>>> man-db package and not the man package which DJ used in
>>> his version.
>>> Any and all input in this internationalization stuff would
>>> be appreciated, as I'm a totally English speaking Editor
>>> without much knowledge about i18n.
>>  I was the one who mentioned groff-utf8: from what Colin said,
>> *current* man-db looks a better way to go (i.e. it converts non-UTF8
>> pages, so we don't have to recode them).  The issue seems to be "can
>> we use recent groff with man-db ?" and for that I have no idea, I
>> haven't even got close to looking at how it's all set up in current
>> debian and ubuntu.
> No..only groff CVS.

No, not even groff CVS, because it expects different command line 
options than those hard-coded in Man-DB.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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