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[bug #51003] "test-groff" can't find doc-macros in the "tmac/mdoc" direc

From: Bjarni Ingi Gislason
Subject: [bug #51003] "test-groff" can't find doc-macros in the "tmac/mdoc" directory
Date: Fri, 12 May 2017 21:10:19 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #3, bug #51003 (project groff):

> Follow-up Comment #1, bug #51003 (project groff):
> I suspect this ticket to be invalid.

  A suspicion is a guess.  I have not seen any (valid) evidence for it to
be true.

> > Man-pages include "doc"-macros with a request ".mso mdoc/...".
> No.  They don't.  In the complete OpenBSD ports tree (nearly 10k ports),
> not aware of a single port doing that.

  You are right in a way.  Clumsy wording on my part.  Better is
'"doc"-macros are included with a request ".mso mdoc/..." if needed."
I was pointing out how the directory "mdoc" is involved in the inability of
"test-groff" to function correctly.


> > A fix could be
> A fix for what exactly?  Which problem are you trying to solve?

  My subject line shows that.
  And a solution would also get rid of the following in the "PROBLEMS" file:

"* Processing mdoc man pages like `groff_mdoc.n' fails if I use
  `test-groff'.  Why?

The mdoc package works only after installation, not with test-groff.
Reason is that the macro files of mdoc get stripped off the `doc-'
prefix before they are copied to the final destination."

> > to create the directory and links in that directory
> Certainly not.  There is no need whatsoever to have duplicate versions of
> files in the source tree.  That would only cause confusion.

  It could (to whom?, and why?.  Is it solvable?).  Creating the missing
directory and the links in the git-repository was for me the simplest
Another is to let the Makefile create the directory and links. And adding
"tmac/mdoc" to the ".gitignore" file.  See for example "build-aux".



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