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	Hey guys. I'm having some problems with my manpages. I have my MANPATH
environment variable set to /usr/man:/usr/share/man. Now, under
/usr/share/man/man1 I have makeindex.1.gz. However, when I type "man
makeindex", I get nothing. Normally, that'd be fine. 
	Also, I just checked my weekly cronjobs, and found this:

# Last modification: Fri, 15 May 1998 08:06:59 +0300
# man-db cron weekly

# regenerate man database
if test -x /usr/bin/mandb 
then    /usr/bin/nice /usr/bin/mandb --create 2>/dev/null > /dev/null

	So, just in case, I ran it. It didn't help. 

	So, I guess I have the following questions:

1. Why doesn't man respect my MANPATH and work?
2. What is the man-db for and how does that work?
3. Where does man -k look for its data and how do I rebuild that?




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Optical Networks, Nortel Networks 
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