Ubuntu

package groff-base is missing file europs.tmac

Reported by Stefan Eggers on 2009-12-06
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: groff

This is on Ubuntu 9.10.

When trying to generate a Postscript file from a man page, I got this error message:

eeepc-ubuntu:/usr/share/groff/1.20.1/tmac% man -t man >/tmp/man.ps
/usr/share/groff/1.20.1/tmac/ps.tmac:689: can't find macro file `europs.tmac'
eeepc-ubuntu:/usr/share/groff/1.20.1/tmac%

At that time package groff-base but not package groff was installed. The file was indeed missing from the file system.

After that I installed the package groff and the problem went away. The file europs.tmac now exists.

The versions of groff and groff-base involved are these:

ii groff 1.20.1-5 GNU troff text-formatting system
ii groff-base 1.20.1-5 GNU troff text-formatting system (base syste

This seems to be identical to Debian bug 546844. As indicated in that bug report, the file europs.tmac should be in package groff-base and not in package groff.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Dec 6 21:53:44 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: groff-base 1.20.1-5
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/usr/bin/zsh
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-16.52-generic
SourcePackage: groff
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-16-generic i686
XsessionErrors:
 (gnome-settings-daemon:2514): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (gnome-settings-daemon:2514): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (nautilus:2549): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:2579): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
 (gnome-panel:2545): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_x11_colormap_foreign_new: assertion `GDK_IS_VISUAL (visual)' failed

Stefan Eggers (stefan-eggers) wrote :
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Hmm, yes. Already fixed in Lucid, but this probably merits an update to Ubuntu 9.10.

Changed in groff (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in groff (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
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