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Old 08-07-2004, 10:35 PM   #1
pablowablo
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hmmm how come apropos doesn't work on me?


I think I'm using it correctly but this is what happens

Code:
root@habolinux:/# apropos find
find: nothing appropriate.
root@habolinux:/# apropos apt-get
apt-get: nothing appropriate.
root@habolinux:/# apropos man
man: nothing appropriate.
root@habolinux:/#
 
Old 08-07-2004, 11:10 PM   #2
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Have you run makewhatis?
 
Old 08-07-2004, 11:23 PM   #3
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that's a part of the Man package and i think uses the whatis database
try the command as root
makewhatis

if your manpath is set right that will get you going
 
Old 08-07-2004, 11:25 PM   #4
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hmmm nope... Do I have to run that before apropos works? Hmmm I tried it after seeing your post and this is what happened.

Code:
<pablo@~>$ man makewhatis
No manual entry for makewhatis
<pablo@~>$ makewhatis
bash: makewhatis: command not found
<pablo@~>$
 
Old 05-28-2007, 12:28 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pablowablo
hmmm nope... Do I have to run that before apropos works? Hmmm I tried it after seeing your post and this is what happened.

Code:
<pablo@~>$ man makewhatis
No manual entry for makewhatis
<pablo@~>$ makewhatis
bash: makewhatis: command not found
<pablo@~>$
From your output it looks like that you are trying to run makewhatis as an unpriviliged user. Only root can execute this command. Switch to superuser and then see.
 
  


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