bugGNU Screen - Bugs: bug #55644, Manpage Update Needed


bug #55644: Manpage Update Needed

Submitter:  Ken <mayhem30>
Submitted:  Mon 04 Feb 2019 04:34:43 PM UTC
Category:  Feature Request Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  * 5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  4.6.2
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
Work Required:  None
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Wed 01 Jan 2020 12:19:52 AM UTC, comment #2: 

screen manpage uses pretty extensive tbl table formatting, it has to be checked if a more semantic mandoc format fully supports it (or an alternative can be provided)

Marcin Cieślak <saper>
Mon 11 Feb 2019 09:08:10 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I'm open to changing it, but I'm not that up to date on manpages formats. It would be best to use same thing as other GNU projects.

Still, should be fairly easy task, for someone who wants to help with project.
If anyone wants to do this, please update man pages on both screen-v4 and master branches ;)

Amadeusz Sławiński <amade>
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Mon 04 Feb 2019 04:34:43 PM UTC, original submission:  

Screen comes packaged with and old format man file. It should be updated to something more modern.

For example, FreeBSD users are required to install Groff just to view this manpage. Almost all other manpages do not require this external program to view it.

This is what's currently needed just to view the screen manpage - it just seems excessive and unnecessary :

$ sudo synth status textproc/groff
Scanning existing packages.
These are the ports that would be built ([N]ew, [R]ebuild, [U]pgrade):
  N => devel/gperf
  N => print/libpaper
  N => dns/libidn
  N => graphics/jbig2dec
  N => graphics/poppler-data
  N => x11-fonts/fontconfig
  N => print/ghostscript9-agpl-base
  N => print/gsfonts
  N => print/psutils
  N => textproc/groff
Total packages that would be built: 10

Ken <mayhem30>


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