bugGNU roff - Bugs: bug #61831, safer.tmac: kill off


bug #61831: safer.tmac: kill off

Submitter:  G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Submitted:  Sun 16 Jan 2022 07:16:22 AM UTC
Category:  Macro - others/general Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  Feature change Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  gbranden
Open/Closed:  Closed Planned Release:  1.23.0
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commit 1843cc37ee53c377c0043a1d50fa85ff89357fa2
Author: G. Branden Robinson <g.branden.robinson@gmail.com>
Date:   Wed Feb 23 23:34:21 2022 +1100

    tmac/safer.tmac: Delete.

    * tmac/safer.tmac: Drop file from distribution.  It contained only
    * tmac/tmac.am (TMACNORMALFILES): Delete reference.
    * NEWS: Add item.  Suggest two workarounds for its absence.

    Fixes <https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?61831>.

G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
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Sun 16 Jan 2022 07:16:22 AM UTC, original submission:  

The rationale for this do-nothing macro is set out in its text.

.\" This file is no longer needed; it has been replaced with a built-in
.\" solution.
.\" It just exists for compatibility reasons with older man programs
.\" which explicitly load this file.

man-db man(1) seems to be the sole surviving FLOSS, troff-based
man page renderer.  (What I call Brouwer/Lucifredi man, to which
Red Hat/Fedora clung like grim death for many years despite its
many deficiencies compared to man-db, was finally abandoned by
them in about 2011.)

Let's get rid of it.

People using such man(1) implementations can work around this
issue by touch(1)ing an empty safer.tmac file.  So say that in
NEWS if/when we do this.

G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Group administrator


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        Planned ReleaseNone 1.23.0
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