man page is not found although $MANPATH and man.conf changed
I have got something like a problem.
I downloaded the sourcefiles for the programm diction.
Now here is the clue:
the programm is executable and works fine but if I type 'man diction' I get the error message that the manpage was not found.
Then I changed the env.var. $MANPATH and added the directory where the source files are stored, but nothing.
Next I added the directory of the src in the config file of the manpages.
Then I though, oh wait, is there ANY manpage?
The answer is yes, there is, and with the usual name "diction.1".
And I am able to open it with less, beeing formatted as expected.
But here is the question: why does my approach not work on the problem?
What have I to do, so that the manpage for diction is found by using the command "man diction"???
I forgot to metion that I copied the diction.1 file also into the /usr/local/man/man1 directory
Last edited by Abbraxas; 09-04-2011 at 06:32 PM.