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Re: [Groff] pdfroff broken?

From: Larry Kollar
Subject: Re: [Groff] pdfroff broken?
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 08:21:45 -0500

Keith MARSHALL wrote:

Larry Kollar wrote, quoting himself:
I did "make clean," updated, did a configure & make, and everything
seems to be working properly now. Sorry for the false alarm.

But then a trivial change to broke it again.  That isn't one of the distributed files;  do you mean  If yes, what trivial change broke it?  Was it a `make'
that failed?  If not, what was the failing command?

You're right, I need to not post when I'm frustrated. :-P

The change I made was to define .HD at the top of the file as follows:

.de HD
.  pdfmark /Label (\\n% /PAGELABEL

The intent was to test my theory about setting PDF's page numbers to match the current page number (i.e. if you're in the TOC, the page number should be "iii" or something similar).

Then I did "make" and it gave me the same "gs 8.53 failed" error as I had before I reloaded. Backing out the change and "make"ing gave me the same error. It's like you can only do it once.

I guess I should bite the bullet, install it, and see if that takes
care of it.

Perhaps.  But it really should run within the build directory, if the
environment is appropriately configured.

Agreed. If I get a chance, I'll figure out how to make gs/ps2pdf get ultra-chatty about what it's doing and hack pdfroff accordingly.

Larry Kollar     k  o  l  l  a  r  @  a  l  l  t  e  l  .  n  e  t
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