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Recommended update for groff


(Last modified: 28JUN2006)

solutions Recommended update for groff SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8752fd7324b7c9736b8fc49e12022271)

Applies to

Package: groff
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11084
Release: 20060628
Obsoletes: none


All users of groff are recommended to upgrade.



Problem description

Fixes the the function peekbyte() to return an integer correctly. Without
that fix, groff sometimes exits with weird error messages during formatting
manual pages, especially for Japanese manual pages.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh groff.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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