Installing Groff-1.19

Estimated build time:           0.5 SBU
Estimated required disk space:  43 MB

Contents of Groff

The Groff package includes several text processing programs for text formatting. Groff translates standard text and special commands into formatted output, such as what you see in a manual page.

Installed programs: addftinfo, afmtodit, eqn, eqn2graph, geqn (link to eqn), grn, grodvi, groff, groffer, grog, grolbp, grolj4, grops, grotty, gtbl (link to tbl), hpftodit, indxbib, lkbib, lookbib, mmroff, neqn, nroff, pfbtops, pic, pic2graph, post-grohtml, pre-grohtml, refer, soelim, tbl, tfmtodit, troff and zsoelim (link to soelim)

Groff Installation Dependencies

Groff depends on: Bash, Binutils, Coreutils, Diffutils, Gawk, GCC, Glibc, Grep, Make, Sed.

Installation of Groff

Groff expects the environment variable PAGE to contain the default paper size. For those in the United States, the command below is appropriate. If you live elsewhere, you may want to change PAGE=letter to PAGE=A4.

Prepare Groff for compilation:

PAGE=letter ./configure --prefix=/usr

Compile the package:


And install it:

make install

Some documentation programs, such as xman, will not work work properly without the following symlinks:

ln -s soelim /usr/bin/zsoelim
ln -s eqn /usr/bin/geqn
ln -s tbl /usr/bin/gtbl