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Old 08-12-2011, 04:26 AM   #1
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Problem with starting >chapter 6.8. Man-pages-3.32 <


I worked through the book up to 6.8 last weeks and it worked well.

In chapter 6.7 Ive unpacked the linux-headers from the tar-ball and installed.

Now, I dont know how to start in 6.8.

Ive unpacked the man-pages from the tar-ball and started with "make install" but make find no rules.

Im missing a general instruction like 5.3 down side that exactly explain what I have to do.

Can anyone help me?


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Old 08-12-2011, 04:34 AM   #2
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Hi,

The process is the same as in chapter 5: Untar the source, enter the directory that is created and do the step(s) mentioned in the book.

Assuming that you are standing in /sources and all tarred packages reside in that directory:
Code:
tar xjf man-pages-3.32.tar.bz2
cd man-pages-3.32
make install      <-- the step mentioned in the book
cd /sources
rm -rf man-pages-3.32
If you get a message like the following:
Code:
make: *** No rule to make target `install'.  Stop.
You probably did not cd into the created directory.

Hope this helps.
 
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It helps, thank you !
 
Old 08-12-2011, 08:21 AM   #4
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:29 AM   #5
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Hi everyone,

I got a problem with man-pages-3.32. when I try to make install the man-pages I get the following message.

Code:
root:/sources/man-pages-3.32# make install
for i in man?; do \
	install -d -m 755 /usr/share/man/"$i" || exit $?; \
	install -m 644 "$i"/* /usr/share/man/"$i" || exit $?; \
done; \
and afterwards, when I enter the man command I get the "command not found".

what's wrong and is this message during the make install normal?

Thanks

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Old 10-03-2011, 04:48 AM   #6
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Hi mrbeni, and welcome to LQ!

First of all: You posted your question in an already closed thread. Although I do appreciate that you want to keep similar subjects together, please start a new thread next time.

Ok, about your question:

You don't provide too much information and I can only assume that you are trying to build LFS 6.8 (stable) and are struggling with chapter 6.8.

man-pages installs roughly 1900 manual pages, it does not install the programs for finding and viewing man pages! That is done later on in chapter 6.51 - Man-DB-2.5.9.

All this information is provided by the chapters. At the top of the chapter a small description is provided. Eexample for man-pages: The Man-pages package contains over 1,900 man pages. and for man-db: The Man-DB package contains programs for finding and viewing man pages. At the bottom of the chapter you find the Contents of ..., which tells you what is being installed.

So nothing is wrong at this point, just continue with the build.

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:13 AM   #7
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Hi mrbeni, and welcome to LQ!

First of all: You posted your question in an already closed thread. Although I do appreciate that you want to keep similar subjects together, please start a new thread next time.

Ok, about your question:

You don't provide too much information and I can only assume that you are trying to build LFS 6.8 (stable) and are struggling with chapter 6.8.

man-pages installs roughly 1900 manual pages, it does not install the programs for finding and viewing man pages! That is done later on in chapter 6.51 - Man-DB-2.5.9.

All this information is provided by the chapters. At the top of the chapter a small description is provided. Eexample for man-pages: The Man-pages package contains over 1,900 man pages. and for man-db: The Man-DB package contains programs for finding and viewing man pages. At the bottom of the chapter you find the Contents of ..., which tells you what is being installed.

So nothing is wrong at this point, just continue with the build.

Hope this helps.
I appreciate your kind help and thanks for reminding me of rules, I didn't notice that it is an already closed thread. Sorry I'm new around here.
 
  


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