Package Details: troff-git r86.e91fb98-1

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Package Base: troff-git
Description: A port of Plan9 troff tools to Linux, contains troff, tr2ps (dpost), eqn, tbl, pic, and grap.
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Licenses: custom, MIT
Provides: troff
Submitter: aksr
Maintainer: aksr
Last Packager: aksr
Votes: 2
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2014-06-30 13:01 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-05-09 06:31 (UTC)

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MarsSeed commented on 2022-06-01 17:42 (UTC)

I'm not the maintainer of this package. Please take it up with @aksr or the developers of this ported utility suite.

Or you can 'fork' this PKGBUILD and create a new AUR package with it.

(The latter might be your best and quickest bet, because @aksr does not really maintain their packages the last 3 years. And they only seem to respond once or twice a year.)

strajder commented on 2022-06-01 12:20 (UTC)

@MarsSeed: How is that relevant to the issue? I'm well aware of what Plan9 is. This package doesn't seem to contain devps fonts and has a weird path (/root/c) hardcoded in. The troff binary installed in /usr/troff/bin by this PKGBUILD outputs a similar message when run without any arguments(!).

I'm sure that both of the issues could be solved by manipulating the makefiles and/or source code, but then the point of having a PKGBUILD is lost.

MarsSeed commented on 2022-05-31 05:33 (UTC)

This is an alien application. :)

Plan 9 from Bell Labs is a distributed operating system...

strajder commented on 2022-05-31 04:48 (UTC)

When trying to convert a ditroff file to .ps with tr2ps, I'm getting the following output:

$ /usr/troff/bin/tr2ps >
/usr/troff/bin/tr2ps: <stdin>:1 :WARNING: cannot open file /root/c/troff/home/font/devps/DESC
/usr/troff/bin/tr2ps: <stdin>:5 :FATAL: cannot mount a font at position 5,
  can only mount into postions 0--1

I don't even have /root/c directory, which seems to be hardcoded?

I'm using an up-to-date Artix Linux.