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Old 12-02-2003, 03:26 PM   #1
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Man command not working

I'm running Slack 9.1. My man commnad does not work. I believe that it is a dependency issue because I get the "Formatting page, please wait...", characteristic of man. However, that is followed by:

sh: line 1: /usr/bin/gtbl: No such file or directory
sh: line 1: /usr/bin/nroff: No such file or directory

Is there some other package that I need to install? I now I got rid of quite a few packages when installing becasue I only have 1.3 gigs on my laptop.

Old 12-02-2003, 03:36 PM   #2
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Yep, groff is missing.

Look into
on your installation CD's.

Old 12-02-2003, 04:12 PM   #3
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Yep, it was groff. Appreciate it.



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