Why 'man' doesn't work?

Why 'man' doesn't work?

Post by Cadmann C. Wo » Tue, 13 Aug 1996 04:00:00



After I installed Slackware Linux 3.0 from InfoMagic April 1996 6-CD Set,
the 'man' doesn't work. The error shows some keywords such as 'groff'
and 'gtbl'. I downloaded and installed  man-pages-1.11.tar.gz but
the 'man' still doesn't work.

My friend told me to forget Slackware and switch to RedHat 3.0.3.
I don't want to.....

I remember the 'man' worked fine in the Slackware Linux 1.0......
no wonder people change to other distributions.

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Why 'man' doesn't work?

Post by Mark Tayl » Tue, 13 Aug 1996 04:00:00



Quote:>After I installed Slackware Linux 3.0 from InfoMagic April 1996 6-CD Set,
>the 'man' doesn't work. The error shows some keywords such as 'groff'
>and 'gtbl'. I downloaded and installed  man-pages-1.11.tar.gz but
>the 'man' still doesn't work.

So install groff.  It's on one of the Slackware disk sets.

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Why 'man' doesn't work?

Post by Gregory Wre » Tue, 13 Aug 1996 04:00:00



> After I installed Slackware Linux 3.0 from InfoMagic April 1996 6-CD Set,
> the 'man' doesn't work. The error shows some keywords such as 'groff'
> and 'gtbl'. I downloaded and installed  man-pages-1.11.tar.gz but
> the 'man' still doesn't work.

During the install you probably selected not to install "groff".  I had
the same problem, after installing groff everything worked.
 
 
 

Why 'man' doesn't work?

Post by Mike Pittma » Wed, 14 Aug 1996 04:00:00



> After I installed Slackware Linux 3.0 from InfoMagic April 1996 6-CD Set,
> the 'man' doesn't work. The error shows some keywords such as 'groff'
> and 'gtbl'. I downloaded and installed  man-pages-1.11.tar.gz but
> the 'man' still doesn't work.

> My friend told me to forget Slackware and switch to RedHat 3.0.3.
> I don't want to.....

> I remember the 'man' worked fine in the Slackware Linux 1.0......
> no wonder people change to other distributions.

I had the same problem. It was something I did, because my man pages
were working then they wern't. What I did was copy gtbl and groff from
the 'live' directory of the cdrom and then during the stuffup some of my
man pages were corrupted, so I also copied the man pages the same way.
Once I had done this, it all worked fine, and still is. If you need to
know where any of the items are, just do something like 'find /cdrom
-name gtbl -print' and that will find the file you need. I think the
gtbl and groff files are in the /bin directory and the man pages are in
the /var/man directory.

Regards,

Mike Pittman

 
 
 

Why 'man' doesn't work?

Post by Matt Boy » Wed, 14 Aug 1996 04:00:00


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Did you install groff in the ap disk set?

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: After I installed Slackware Linux 3.0 from InfoMagic April 1996 6-CD Set,
: the 'man' doesn't work. The error shows some keywords such as 'groff'
: and 'gtbl'. I downloaded and installed  man-pages-1.11.tar.gz but
: the 'man' still doesn't work.

: My friend told me to forget Slackware and switch to RedHat 3.0.3.
: I don't want to.....

: I remember the 'man' worked fine in the Slackware Linux 1.0......
: no wonder people change to other distributions.

: --
:                                     //\\\
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:       [--------------------------ooO- U -Ooo------------------------]
:       [ Cadmann C. Wong                                             ]
:       [ BBA/MIS  Year 3                                             ]
:       [ Hong Kong Baptist University                                ]
:       [ 224 Waterloo Road, Kln. HONG KONG                           ]

:       [                                http://net2.hkbu.edu.hk:8888 ]
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Why 'man' doesn't work?

Post by Eric Gaillou » Wed, 14 Aug 1996 04:00:00



> After I installed Slackware Linux 3.0 from InfoMagic April 1996 6-CD Set,
> the 'man' doesn't work. The error shows some keywords such as 'groff'
> and 'gtbl'. I downloaded and installed  man-pages-1.11.tar.gz but
> the 'man' still doesn't work.

> My friend told me to forget Slackware and switch to RedHat 3.0.3.
> I don't want to.....

It's not because you used Slackware; it's because you did not install the
'groff' package which is part of the Slackware 3.0 distribution. This
package is not selected by default (this is not trivial for most users).
All you have to do is get groff from your CD or from sunsite.unc.edu and
install it.

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