On Tue, 12 Sep 2017, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

I'm pretty sure that SVR1 had catman and roff was an extra and somewhat
pricey software package.

The SVR1 (and 2) systems I had access to were all CTIX, and it shipped with nroff/troff. And the 3B4000 & 3B2s I used later (SVR2 and later) also had nroff/troff.

Maybe you're thinking of ditroff (Device Independent Troff) that was sold for gobs of $$$ through the AT&T Toolchest. Certainly none of the SVRx machines I used shipped with ditroff. I don't even think ditroff was on our 3B2 SVR3 source tapes.

But I very clearly recall the absense of manpage source on that SVR3 tape. I remember howling bloody murder at AT&T Canada over that. This was at Athabasca University - a distance education institution. We typeset all our own course materials (using Softquad's sqtroff), and not being able to include properly typeset manpages with the course documentation (especially reflecting our local modifications to the systems) made me ... grumpy.


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