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Old 01-12-2009, 01:40 AM   #1
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Can' open any "man page"


when I try to open some man page I get this:

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XXX
XXX WARNING: old character encoding and/or character set
XXX
Code:
[arnuld@dune ~]$ echo $LANG
en_US.UTF-8
 
Old 01-12-2009, 03:50 PM   #2
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please tell us what man page you are opening, and what command you are using to open it.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 10:55 PM   #3
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please tell us what man page you are opening, and what command you are using to open it.
I am glad that you are helping me and that is a very childish question. I am trying to open any man page:

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man ls
man dmesg
man grub
man wmii
man grep
all throw the same error I posted earlier. Also when I open this web-page I can see the contents without any problem but I also see the same error written on the top of the page.

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Old 01-19-2009, 11:53 PM   #4
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This looks like it might point you in the right direction: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/red...acter-set.html
 
Old 01-21-2009, 12:02 AM   #5
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Thanks and it does not help.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 05:56 PM   #6
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Hmm, well unfortunately with Arch, one of the problems is that you have probably configured an obscure setting somewhere in a .conf file that is affecting this.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 08:00 PM   #7
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Were they working on this install at one time? Is it an older edition of a distro? Though it's a little late, I can't think of any other reasons besides a problem in text encoding. It's very strange that you'd be using UTF-8 and man thinks that it's a much older encoding..
 
Old 01-22-2009, 01:52 AM   #8
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Hmm, well unfortunately with Arch, one of the problems is that you have probably configured an obscure setting somewhere in a .conf file that is affecting this.
This is not Arch. Arch is at my home machine, if it could be on Arch, it could have been solved easily

This is my office machine running on CentOS 4.6. the stupid RPM thing.
 
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Were they working on this install at one time? Is it an older edition of a distro? Though it's a little late, I can't think of any other reasons besides a problem in text encoding. It's very strange that you'd be using UTF-8 and man thinks that it's a much older encoding..
yes, its very old - CentOS 4.6. RPM based distros and Ubuntu are full of surprises anyway.
 
  


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