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Old 01-05-2016, 04:06 PM   #1
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no man pages slackware


hi guys

i have no man pages in slackware

bash-4.2# whereis man
man: /usr/local/man /usr/share/man

i added these two directories to my path but nothing...

does slackware install man pages by default?

or am i missing a package

any help appreciated
 
Old 01-05-2016, 06:15 PM   #2
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hi guys

i have no man pages in slackware

bash-4.2# whereis man
man: /usr/local/man /usr/share/man

i added these two directories to my path but nothing...

does slackware install man pages by default?

or am i missing a package

any help appreciated

Slackware Man Pages 1

Slackware Man Pages 2

Slackware Man Pages 3
Slackware Man Pages 4
 
Old 01-05-2016, 10:16 PM   #3
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are man pages not installed by default on slack? i could have sworn i had them on another install...thanks for the links.
 
Old 01-05-2016, 10:28 PM   #4
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Yeah the man pages where there with my last 2 fresh installations with Slackware 14.1.

If you don't have the man pages you can install them from the SlackBuilds repository here:
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14...ru/?search=man
 
Old 01-05-2016, 10:32 PM   #5
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Slackware by default includes man pages.

The output I get from the "whereis man" is different from what you posted.

Code:
$ whereis man
man: /usr/bin/man /etc/man.conf /usr/local/man /usr/share/man /usr/man/man1/man.1.gz /usr/man/man7/man.7.gz
It's possible you are missing something.

What happens when you invoke a particular man page? For example,

Code:
$ man ls
 
Old 01-19-2016, 07:11 PM   #6
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sorry im replying so late...was on holiday in Peru...

man ls

bash: man: command not found

thanks
 
Old 01-19-2016, 07:15 PM   #7
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sorry im replying so late...was on holiday in Peru...
what where you doing in Peru, when you have more pressing issues to deal with like finding your man pages? j/k
 
Old 01-19-2016, 07:19 PM   #8
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Ha ha BW-userx yes you right...it is important lol!!! any ideas?
 
Old 01-19-2016, 07:35 PM   #9
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Ha ha BW-userx yes you right...it is important lol!!! any ideas?
I have no Idea at the moment, though the thought did accure to me that some things do not have a man page.
well I just checked this and find that I do have -> man ls -- sooo hum, well I never use man pages myself.. help files and google is what I use. going to eat now, maybe I google it to see, though I did leave some links to slackware about man pages in post prior to this one,

moded:

I found some slackware man pages for you dude

SlackBuild

Index of /mirror/slackware/slackware64-14.1/source/ap/man-pages

Index of /mirror/slackware/slackware64-14.1/source/ap/man

do you know how to do SlackBuildz?

did you select install everythiing when you installed Slack? curious y they where not in there from the git go. Because on my Slackware VB install I have man pages hehe

though You Might want to try your hand at installing them off the command line using pkgtool

or:
Code:
su : password
#slackpkg install man-pages
#slackpkg install man
or Not...

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Old 01-22-2016, 05:43 PM   #10
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hi BW-userx

thanks will give this a go...i see you using void..seems interesting,was doing some reading...
do you prefer it to slack? or do you run both?

to learn linux am i better sticking to slack
 
Old 01-22-2016, 06:05 PM   #11
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hi BW-userx

thanks will give this a go...i see you using void..seems interesting,was doing some reading...
do you prefer it to slack? or do you run both?

to learn linux am i better sticking to slack

I've ran through a lot of different Linux disto's I like Slack and Void the best, debain is too heavy for me, it's becoming to main lined, so I left.

I enjoyed Slack a lot, but it is a lot of typing to get things installed, whence they're in it's cool, but with Void, it is just
Code:
xbps-install -Su <app name>
and if they do not have it in their repo, which does not happen a lot, but for somethings all I had to just download the source code.

Code:
$./configure && make && sudo make install, or just make && sudo make install
which you can do with Slack and all other Linux, baiscly I just like that no bloat at all, and one liner installs off a repo more.

Void has been very very good to me. I enjoy it too.

I just put Slack On VirtualBox to be able to try and anwser some of them slack questions--

you can install the base Void, and build off of it too, that is a chalange -- no x just the black terminal mode... oooohhh scary -- hehe

right now it's Void - i3 WM and I forked hsetroot, and enhanced it adding some reallly needed functionally to it and I use that to set random wallpapers, and random BG colors, in some pretty cool looking way. off a complex bash script I wrote over a period of time.

install VB on Slack it can be done then give Void and others a try. If I remember correctly I used oracle's run script off of their sight to Install VB on Slack when I had it installed on my HDD. it was a peice of cake... NS'er

Do give slackBuilds a look first too though when you do this. you are doing this -- its all about the burn baby, no pain no gain.. lol

Last edited by BW-userx; 01-22-2016 at 06:32 PM.
 
Old 01-22-2016, 06:46 PM   #12
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Have you installed the man pages?
 
Old 01-22-2016, 10:11 PM   #13
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ok so i uncommented a repo and ran the commands
and it installed a whole bunch of stuff...thought i had run

now when i man pwd for example

i just get a blank window with

lines ?-?/? (end)

no info...

what the......
 
Old 01-23-2016, 07:30 AM   #14
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Ya should have just selected "install everything" on your first install.
Did you try pkgtool ? what method did you use to install ,no wait -- hey ...!!!!!

did you even follow the post install instructions first, reguardless?? Very Important. Then specify install your man pages?

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Old 01-23-2016, 05:55 PM   #15
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If you still don't have man pages; following the link in post #4 and install via SlackBuilds.
 
  


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