Problem after entering chroot after jhalfs finishes

Colin Dean cdean at
Thu Jan 11 15:26:11 PST 2007

Colin Dean wrote:
> Second, and unrelated to the aforementioned steps, when I use 'man', the 
> output is truncated because of an early termination of error number 256 
> resulting from:
> /usr/bin/zsoelim /usr/share/man/man8/ip.8 | /usr/bin/tbl | 
> /usr/bin/nroff -mandoc -Tlatin1 | /usr/bin/less -s
> I discovered this while attempting 'man passwd' to see if there was a 
> switch that I could force passwd to accept a password at the command line.
> There are so many programs in that command line that I don't know which 
> one could be causing the error. Individually, each works, and some man 
> pages (groff, zsoelim) display without errors. Even 'man ls' gives the 
> above error.

I made some headway on this. I'm pretty sure I've tracked the problem 
down to being less, but rebuilding it doesn't fix the problem.

It crashes on even simple things, like the jhalfs-2.1 README.

Ideas on how I can track down the problem?

I still haven't figured out the passwd problem, btw.

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