Problems with Groff-1.18

Chris Lingard chris at
Fri Jan 31 06:25:29 PST 2003

Roy M. Ens wrote:

> I'm using the CVS version of the LFS book and got to installing groff.
> I've searched the archives and haven't found anything relating to the
> problem that I'm having. I'm using the "More control and package
> managemnt with package users" hint as package management. I fear that
> this might be causing the problem but I'm not sure. Any help would be
> appreciated.
> I believe only some of the documentation is not compiling but I could be
> wrong. Here is the last few lines of output when running make.
> <standard input>:35: `gnu.eps' is empty
> /bin/sh: xpmtoppm: command not found
> /bin/sh: pnmdepth: command not found
> /bin/sh: pnmtopng: command not found
> make[2]: *** [gnu.png] Error 127
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/groff/groff-1.18/doc'
> make[1]: *** [doc] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/groff/groff-1.18'
> make: *** [all] Error 2

First make sure that /bin/sh exists in your LFS system, it should be
a symbolic link to bash

Then check that you have not accidently configured on your base
sysem, instead of within chroot.  You could delete this source tree,
unpack clean source, and try again inside chroot

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