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Re: [Groff] Replacing groff with troff?

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] Replacing groff with troff?
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 10:09:19 +0100

Hi Greg,

> There's currently a discussion going on in the FreeBSD project about
> replacing groff (which is part of the base system, mainly to process
> man pages) with a specialized man page processor, and relegate groff
> to the Ports Collection as an add-on.

I suppose they can ensure all the man pages they ship conform to just
the subset of troff that their man-page processor can handle, but what
about man pages from others.  Either users with a ~/man, or things
installed under /usr/local, etc.  Presumably, you'll be able to say
"This is no good, I want groff installed and man to use it, like $DEITY


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