HTML links broken when wrapped in manpage content

Bug #340492 reported by Fabián Rodríguez on 2009-03-10
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Manpage Repository
Dustin Kirkland 

Bug Description

See near the end of this manpage, an HTML link was wrapped and wrongly " auto linked" :

 The Hacker’s Guide (
        ers_guide.html ) describes a number of ways in which the SSHMenu can be
        further customised.

Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

Thanks for the report, Fabian.

Yeah, that's a nasty one. I'd need a regex, I think, that looks for lines ending in - and join that with the first word of the second line. Easier said than done, though ;-)

I'll confirm it, and try to fix it at some point.


Changed in ubuntu-manpage-repository:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

You might alternatively want to consider just disabling automatic hyphenation. You'd need man-db 2.5.4 to do it, unfortunately, which is pretty new; but with that version you get a --no-hyphenation option to man.

Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

Fixed in revision 158.

Not yet rolled out to production.

Changed in ubuntu-manpage-repository:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Dustin Kirkland (kirkland)
Changed in ubuntu-manpage-repository:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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