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Re: <DKIM> Re: Issue with output format of "mom" macro document

From: Serge Baumer
Subject: Re: <DKIM> Re: Issue with output format of "mom" macro document
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2018 00:46:58 +0200

Bertrand Garrigues writes:
> Hi Richard,
> On Thu, Feb 01 2018 at 11:25:21 PM, Serge Baumer <address@hidden> wro
> te:
> > Richard Ellis writes:
> >> groff version 1.22.3.
> >> 
> >> I have a test 'mom' macro file formatted as below:
> [...]
> >> 
> >> When I render that file using this groff command line:
> >> 
> >>     groff -mom -Tps test1.mom > test1.ps
> >> 
> >> I get an output postscript file where the first page is typeset
> >> properly, but the second page has both columns of text typeset on top
> >> of each other, and both columns are in the column 2 position (right
> >> hand column) on the page.
> >> 
> >> I also get the same result if I render to pdf.
> I can see the same problem on the groff installed on my Arch Linux
> system and by recompiling groff 1.22.3 from the official tarball.
> > I've got all the output correct. Maybe your groff build doesn't have
> > upstream patches. The 1.22.3 version is the last official release (if I
> > understand correctly), and it's of 2014. Both groff and mom have
> > undergone many changes since then.
> Indeed, there is no problem on the latest version from the git repo.
> I was preparing a new release now, but still have some technical
> problems (In theory I have all the necessary rights but I still can't
> upload packages on GNU's ftp sites).
> You can build the up-to-date version of groff with:
>   git clone https://git.savannah.gnu.org/git/groff.git
>   cd groff
>   ./bootstrap
>   mkdir build
>   cd build
>   ../configure
>   make -j
>   make install
> Regards,
> Bertrand Garrigues

I don't know, what's in other distros, say, Debian, with groff and do
they apply some patches from the git repo. The Linux From Scratch
project (http://www.linuxfromscratch.org), for example, doesn't bother
with any patching as well. That's, I think, because groff is taken
somewhere simply as a "manpage processor", and a bare 4 years old
version is pretty enough for this. So, making a new official release
would be a really great thing. Thank you.

Best regards,
Serge Baumer

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