[Bug 919] New: groff in ch6 always uses prefix PAGE=letter

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Fri Oct 1 16:52:53 PDT 2004


http://bugs.linuxfromscratch.org/show_bug.cgi?id=919

           Summary: groff in ch6 always uses prefix PAGE=letter
           Product: ALFS Profiles
           Version: SVN
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P5
         Component: LFS Profiles
        AssignedTo: alfs-log at linuxfromscratch.org
        ReportedBy: brar at gmx.de
         QAContact: alfs-log at linuxfromscratch.org


The book (ch6/groff) tells us:
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.

I think this should be a configureable option for nALFS-Profiles.
currently it is:
<configure>
	<prefix>PAGE=letter</prefix>
	<param>--prefix=/usr</param>
</configure>

I'd prefer:
<configure>
	<prefix>PAGE=&paper_size;</prefix>
	<param>--prefix=/usr</param>
</configure>

and something like:
<!--  Groff expects the environment variable PAGE to contain the default paper size.
      For those in the United States, this would be 'letter'.
      If you live elsewhere, it could also be 'A4'.
      -->

<!ENTITY paper_size "A4">

in config/general.ent

This would make us "Old-Europeans" find and edit this option without going
through the whole xml-sources.

Regards,
Brar



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