Man pages with Sun's C compiler

Man pages with Sun's C compiler

Post by Jeff J. Go » Thu, 25 May 1995 04:00:00

        I have just recently installed the sun C and C++ compilers into my
system (I am running Solaris 2.4).  Everything seems to be working fine
except for an interesting problem I am having with the man pages.  It
seems *most* of the C and C++ man pages come up just fine, but on some
commands, such as exit(), I am shown the regular man pages for exit() but
*not* the C/C++ pages.  However, if I type man exit.3c the man page comes
up just fine.  I am new to unix administration, so this is probably a
simple problem that I just don't quite understand yet, but any help in
solving it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks much!


1. man can't format new man pages - can't find DESC file

Yesterday I upgraded from term version 2.2.9 to version 2.3.5.
The upgrade included new man pages, but I can't view them with man.
For all of the new pages, when I type (for example) 'man term', I get:
Formatting page, please wait...
/usr/bin/groff: can't find `DESC' file
/usr/bin/groff:fatal error: invalid device `ascii'
/usr/bin/gtbl:/usr/local/man/man1/term.1:478:fatal error: output error

I had no problem with the man pages from version 2.2.9 of term, nor with
any of the other man pages in my system.  The system is rather old,
linux 1.0.9 from slackware.  

When I run 'man -d termtest' I see a bunch of normal looking stuff, then
the following (line breaks inserted for readability where you see "{+}")
using default preprocessor sequence
found tbl(1) directive
Formatting page, please wait...
not executing command: (cd /usr/local/man ; /usr/bin/gtbl /usr/local/{+}
man/man1/termtest.1 | /usr/bin/groff -Tascii -mandoc | /usr/bin/col {+}
| /bin/gzip > /usr/local/man/cat1/termtest.1.gz)

Any advice appreciated..


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