Bug 3011 - compressed files not regarded by .so command
Summary: compressed files not regarded by .so command
Alias: None
Product: Sisyphus
Classification: Development
Component: man (show other bugs)
Version: unstable
Hardware: all Linux
: P2 normal
Assignee: Alexey Gladkov
QA Contact: qa-sisyphus
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-09-18 21:39 MSD by at@altlinux.org
Modified: 2009-04-24 10:16 MSD (History)
3 users (show)

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Description at@altlinux.org 2003-09-18 21:39:58 MSD
Here is a piece of zshall(1) manual page:

.so man1/zshmisc.1
.so man1/zshexpn.1
.so man1/zshparam.1
.so man1/zshoptions.1
.so man1/zshbuiltins.1
.so man1/zshzle.1
.so man1/zshcompwid.1
.so man1/zshcompsys.1
.so man1/zshcompctl.1
.so man1/zshmodules.1
.so man1/zshtcpsys.1
.so man1/zshzftpsys.1
.so man1/zshcontrib.1

There appears to be three problems with displaying this page:

1) no default path (/usr/{share,local}/man) search happens;
2) no $NAME.*z* search suffix implied (the page hasn't got any prior knowledge
about its compound parts, but we do know that all the pages are compressed in our
distro; so the search with the implied suffix should also happen);
3) when the absolute path with the actual suffix is given, groff cannot
understand compressed files; so there's a nice portion of shit on the screen. 
And this is the best you can get.

So here's a bunch of problems.  Since I can fix the manual page to source the
real files, the most obvious problem is #3.
Comment 1 Alexey Voinov 2005-01-11 16:33:25 MSK
Это моя бага :)
Comment 2 Michael Shigorin 2006-09-27 22:32:49 MSD
(вкрадчиво) А починишь? :)
Comment 3 Alexey Voinov 2006-09-28 20:51:12 MSD
починю. :)
Comment 4 Alexey Gladkov 2008-09-02 17:53:16 MSD
Это бага не groff-base, а man. Раз уж он обрабатывает .so:

Comment 5 Alexey Gladkov 2008-09-05 03:38:59 MSD
Раз ошибка есть её нужно исправлять. У меня есть идея как это сделать.

Но предупреджаю, что благодаря отработавшим .so страница zshall(1) станет 23107 строк.
Comment 6 Michael Shigorin 2008-09-08 12:23:26 MSD
Ничего, всё искать удобней :)
Comment 7 Slava Semushin 2009-04-24 10:16:15 MSD
Fixed in 1.6f-alt10