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Old 06-11-2004, 05:50 PM   #1
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Unhappy apropos not working


i'm not sure why but my apropos doesn't seem to be working right. when i type apropos directories or apropos files or apropos anything it gives me this message: whatever: nothing appropriate , where whatever is files, directories, or anything. just a couple of days ago it was fine. before this happened i 'rm'ed some apparently emply files that started with tp (tp followed by some random letters and numbers) that i don't remember creating.
anybody had this happen before??

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Old 06-11-2004, 06:11 PM   #2
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I don't know about the temp-files ... which directory where
they in?


Try running
makewhatis


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Old 06-11-2004, 06:20 PM   #3
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in my home directory. this is the first time i've had this problem.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 06:27 PM   #4
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makewhatis gives me
-bash: makewhatis: command not found
 
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Run as root or normal user?

Try as root...


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i don't have root privileges
 
Old 06-11-2004, 06:56 PM   #7
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Hmmm ...

What distro are you using? It's starting to look more
complicated all of a sudden ... :}

Usually apropos depends on the whatis-database,
which is a system thing, so you deleting stuff in
your home shouldn't affect the search ...


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i just tryed typing 'whatis directories' and 'whatis files' and got a similar message. My professor (i'm working on a remote terminal from her RedHat machine) said they had to take it off the network yesturday and do somethings to it. something could have happened then i suppose.
 
  


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