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Old 07-28-2007, 10:30 PM   #1
compaq_user7
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Question Man pages ? Missing


I am fairly new to Linux..
I recently installed Damn small linux on a compaq laptop that has a two gig hard drive. and vary little ram.

I have been working in the shell to apt- ..update the system on a few occasions tryed to get some command help through the man command I get the following message when I try to man any page
"this is not a busybox application" or something vary simmalar if need be I can check and then another message displaying anyway then the shell goes black and I have to start over
I did some google-ing and I found something that said the manual pages may not be installed any suggestions?

I also am haveing a annoying issue with the cdrom drive during start up I get an error for the drive illgal request I have not been able to get files of any kind off a cd I did some work on that on my own too
the result is I know some new commands yea


side note I just look over the other threads on this subject the command listed did not work.

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Old 07-29-2007, 08:26 AM   #2
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I am about a year out of date on DSL (I've used 2.4). On the versions I've used it did not provide a local copy of man pages because of the premium on space. However if you typed man xxxx, it would attempt to connect to the Internet to display the man page using a text based browser such as links. (IIRC, the browser they used changed between 1.0 and 2.4. The details of what they do may have changed again, but I suspect it is the same idea.)
 
Old 07-29-2007, 09:47 AM   #3
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Man pages. Damn small

well that sounds good but this laptop was connected while I was in the update process and needed the manual pages .... like I said the shell shut down after trying
is there some kind of configuration or do I need to specify to connect to the web for a man page

OR can I set some thing up to add MAN pages to damn small?
I would be completely willing to try that!
 
Old 07-29-2007, 06:10 PM   #4
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online man

I did find the online option for the online man pages but no luck connecting i am as un fimmilar to ...?? what did it say Irc internet relay chat ...as i am to both man pages and linux
i tryed the online manul page option and ... the shell shut down

thanks for the suggestion

oh this will be fun
 
Old 07-30-2007, 04:58 AM   #5
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Take a look at this page.
 
Old 07-30-2007, 10:01 AM   #6
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Looks like I have my options.
since I am not too sure of the systems just yet I think I will go with the manual pages online.
Thanks for your assistance!
 
  


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