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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] manpage/docbook.xsl generated code broken for nroff

Am 03.02.2009 um 22:16 schrieb Bob Stayton:

> I don't have a system with plain nroff to test this on, so I'm not  
> clear on
> what exactly the problem is or how to fix it.

If you like I could provide you shell access to a Opensolaris 11/08  

> Do you know if the issue is the use of macro
> names longer than two characters, or the use of built-in groff  
> instructions
> that don't work with plain nroff?

The latter. Running `checknr` (a nroff syntax checker) bails out  
numerous times.

> If it is the former, then it could be
> easily fixed by renaming defined macros, but if it is the latter,
> then it will be harder.
> If you manage to get a new 'define.macros' working, you could submit  
> it for
> inclusion and we could add it to the stylesheet with an option  
> parameter to
> turn it on.

I got one working by completly removing the 4 mentioned macros:  
toupper, SH-xref, SH, SS. See:


Thanks for helping!



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