Pending package updates

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Sun Feb 1 22:47:20 PST 2009

Matthew Burgess wrote:
> Under these conditions, Russian man pages display correctly.  There's a slight
> issue with hyphen characters that are added automatically by line-breaking
> rules in 'man', as can be seen in the en_GB.UTF-8 'preconv' image.  This seems
> to be because the 'sed' that is applied in the Groff instructions, specifically
> to handle this issue, no longer makes any changes to the source of Groff-1.20.1
> due to a change in the conventions used in fonts/devutf8/R.proto.  I've not
> reported this upstream (bug-groff list) yet, but will do after I send this.

Please don't. This is an issue with Linux console fonts supplied with 
the kbd package, not with groff. So this change is unacceptable upstream.

> Also, that same hyphen character gets completely dropped in the en_GB.ISO-8859-1
> locale due to a bug in Man-DB (reported upstream).

OK, this is indeed a bug in man-db.

> I'd like to think that I'll get a response back from the Man-DB maintainer
> over the course of next week, at which point I'll decide how to proceed with
> the rest of the package upgrades.

OK, this seems to be the best plan.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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