On Thu, 06 Nov 2003 13:52:10 -0500 Forrest Aldrich <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > I posted about this a while ago. > > For some time, I've had a broken manpage system on my FreeBSB > box. Currently, it's at FreeBSD-4.9. > > The symptoms are: sometimes I get an error about not being able to > locate tmac for tty-char. Though I can find that in > /usr/local/share/groff, etc. Most times, I will do "man command" and > the prompt just returns. Nothing, nada. > > I'm absolutely puzzled, because a reinstall (makeworld/buildworld) > does NOT resolve the problem. I cannot see there to be any odd > environment variables, however this suggests there may be a > configuration issue "somewhere". I'm out of ideas, and wonder if > anyone out there has suggestions about where to look, how to fix this. Well, you can take a look at $MANPATH, to start. Then see if the command is anywhere in there, e.g. if you are looking for foo in section 2 of the manual, it's likely stored as /usr/share/man/man2/foo.2.gz , or /usr/local/man/man2/foo.2.gz , etc. -Chris _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"