Block Chars in man pages after completing LFS

Trent Shea trent.shea at
Mon Feb 23 08:47:19 PST 2009

On February 23, 2009 08:03:58 am Ryan Isaacs wrote:
> So, if my locales do seem to be correctly installed, I'm suspicious
> that I executed the sed command in section 6.40 (groff). That sed
> command modified font/devutf8/R.proto, but I don't seem to have that
> file on my LFS system post-build. Is there anyway to confirm not that
> the sed command was executed (redirecting unicode single quotes to
> ASCII equivalents)?

Try the following to investigate if the sed was applied:

1. unpack groff somewhere and change to that directory
2. diff font/devutf8/R.proto /usr/share/groff/

If you can confirm the sed wasn't applied correctly, it's likely you can go 
ahead and reinstall groff, but maybe wait for someone to confirm this, as I 
don't really know groff's relationship to the packages that follow it in the 


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