Man Pages Problem

Man Pages Problem

Post by Jeff Davi » Sun, 12 May 1996 04:00:00



I am having a problem viewing man pages.

When I request a man page I get an error:

Formatting page, please wait...
/usr/bin/groff: can't find 'DESC' file
/usr/bin/groff:fatal error:invalid device 'latin1'

Any help would be appreciated!

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Man Pages Problem

Post by Andries Brouw » Wed, 15 May 1996 04:00:00


: When I request a man page I get an error:

: Formatting page, please wait...
: /usr/bin/groff: can't find 'DESC' file

You forgot to install the groff package.

 
 
 

Man Pages Problem

Post by Shankha Mit » Thu, 16 May 1996 04:00:00



|>
|> : When I request a man page I get an error:
|>
|> : Formatting page, please wait...
|> : /usr/bin/groff: can't find 'DESC' file
|>
|> You forgot to install the groff package.

That's right.  If you're using Slackware, go into one of the tN disks (0<N<9)
and install the groff package.  I used to have the exact same problem; works
beautifully now.

Cheers,
-s
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