erorr when using :man -k or apropos?!

erorr when using :man -k or apropos?!

Post by Fayez Aboulcha » Wed, 15 Nov 1995 04:00:00


I just installed Linux InfoMagic March 1995 release and every time i
ask for man -k  or apropos xxxxx
i got the following message:

 fg: no job control
apropos: manpath is null
error executing formatting or display command
system command exited with status 256.

thanks in advance.

                                                     Fayez Aboulchaar


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