Mark H Weaver <m...@netris.org> writes:

> Hi Ricardo,
>
> Ricardo Wurmus <rek...@elephly.net> writes:
>
>>> Which package do I need to install to be able to read the man pages of
>>> functions in glibc like 'snprintf' and 'malloc'?
>>>
>>> I installed glibc, but that does not seem to provide the man pages.
>>
>> Here’s what I did:
>>
>>     unionfs $(printf "%s:" /gnu/store/*/share/info) ~/tmp/info
>>
>> This gives me a union of all the beautiful info manuals in the store.
>> To read the GNU libc’s info manual I do this in Emacs:
>>
>>    C-u C-h i ~/tmp/info/libc.info.gz RET
>
> This awkward solution should not be needed.  I simply installed
> 'gcc-toolchain' in my user profile and access the info manuals in Emacs
> using C-h i.  Does that not work for you?

It’s not a solution in response to wanting to access libc; I did this
because I wanted to have access to all info manuals, regardless of
whether I have the packages in my profile or not.   I just like browsing
them.

-- 
Ricardo

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