[TUHS] "Electronic Mail Without Aliases"

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Fri Feb 15 18:18:57 AEST 2013

arnold at skeeve.com scripsit:

> First, edit post.tm and change the PO font to CW.  Then
> 	refer post.tm | pic | troff -ms | ps2pdf - post.pdf

I changed the line terminators to LFs and removed the undefined .TM
macro in line 3 of post.tm.  I then got these errors from troff:

post.tm:116: macro error: unknown reference type `5'
post.tm:208: macro error: unknown reference type `5'

Dr. Google can provide no explanation of these.  Lines 116 and 208 (or
117 and 209 of the original source) are ordinary lines of text with
no special controls.

Then I get the following error from ps2pdf:

Error: /undefined in x
Operand stack:

Execution stack:
   %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push   1910   1   3   %oparray_pop   1909   1   3   %oparray_pop   1893   1   3   %oparray_pop   1787   1   3   %oparray_pop   --nostringval--   %errorexec_pop   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--
Dictionary stack:
   --dict:1171/1684(ro)(G)--   --dict:0/20(G)--   --dict:77/200(L)--
Current allocation mode is local
GPL Ghostscript 9.06: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1

The resulting PDF contains a single blank page.

I'm using groff 1.21 and GPL Ghostscript 9.06.

John Cowan   cowan at ccil.org    http://ccil.org/~cowan
I am he that buries his friends alive and drowns them and draws them
alive again from the water. I came from the end of a bag, but no bag
went over me.  I am the friend of bears and the guest of eagles. I am
Ringwinner and Luckwearer; and I am Barrel-rider.  --Bilbo to Smaug

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