I had posted recently regarding a mysterious problem I had with my manpage subsystem not working properly. This has been a problem for quite some time.

After analyzing ktrace/kdump outputs, removing any conflicting *roff files in /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/share, we still couldn't get it working. Interestingly, there are no indications of *roff in /var/db/pkg, so I have no idea how it ended up under /usr/local to begin with.

The solution, thanks to Larry Rosenman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, was to backup my /usr/src/sys/i386/conf file and "rm -rf" the entire /usr/src and /usr/obj trees, then re-CVSup (putting back my kernel config) and rebuild/reinstall the system.

It was a pickle - as the problem just didn't seem obvious. So, somewhere along the line something got munged up in the /usr/src directory.

I hope this solution helps someone out there that may get bitten by this. And again thanks to Larry.


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