Re: man pages
Yes, Slick with Potato and up upgrades. I'll eventually do a dist-upgrade,
but I'd like to know exactly what is causing the problem. I thought I
understood how man works, but apparently not because I don't understand this.
On Mon, Jul 03, 2000 at 12:56:29AM -0400, paul wrote:
> Are you running Slink? I had a similar problem after installing some
> Potato packages. Upgrading the rest fixed the problem.
> Michael wrote;
> > 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:
> > #!/bin/sh
> > #
> > # 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
> > fi
> > 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?
> > Help?
> > Thanks,
> > Mike
> > - --
> > Michael P. Soulier, 1Z22, SKY Tel: 613-765-4699 (ESN: 39-54699)
> > Optical Networks, Nortel Networks
> > "...the word HACK is used as a verb to indicate a massive amount
> > of nerd-like effort." -Harley Hahn, A Student's Guide to UNIX
> miscelaneous endeavors
Michael P. Soulier, 1Z22, SKY Tel: 613-765-4699 (ESN: 39-54699)
Optical Networks, Nortel Networks, SDE Pegasus
"...the word HACK is used as a verb to indicate a massive amount
of nerd-like effort." -Harley Hahn, A Student's Guide to UNIX