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Old 03-02-2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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The mystery of GNU Parted in my linux box.


Kernel 2.6.21.5, Slackware 12.0

Hi:
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semoi@darkstar:/hdaal/sma_/info/clear$ apropos parted
GNU Parted [parted]  (8)  - a partition manipulation program
semoi@darkstar:/hdaal/sma_/info/clear$ man parted    
No manual entry for parted
semoi@darkstar:/hdaal/sma_/info/clear$ man 8 parted
No entry for parted in section 8 of the manual
semoi@darkstar:/hdaal/sma_/info/clear$ parted --help
bash: parted: command not found
semoi@darkstar:/hdaal/sma_/info/clear$ locate -i parted
semoi@darkstar:/hdaal/sma_/info/cl
What is the sense of this? AFAIK apropos lists man page headings. But then, where did apropos find that heading from?
 
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:32 AM   #2
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In Slackware 12.0, parted was in /extra. If you did a standard installation then parted is not installed and neither is the man page. The apropos program uses a database, and can provide results that do not apply to your distribution/version.
 
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:43 PM   #3
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Your post has made it possible for me to find parted in a few seconds (slack 12.0>disk 3://extra/parted/parted-1.8.7-i486-1.tgz). In 12.0 apropos is in package man-1.6c-i486-2. And the only place within it where apropos is documented is its man page, which says very little. So your remark about apropos is very much welcome. Thanks a lot.
 
Old 03-04-2012, 04:36 AM   #4
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Just one remark. Slackware 12 was released in 2007. It may be dangerous to use partitioning software that is 4-5 years old...
 
Old 03-04-2012, 05:40 AM   #5
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Just one remark. Slackware 12 was released in 2007.
But it's still supported. See the ChangeLog.
 
Old 03-05-2012, 02:42 PM   #6
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But it's still supported. See the ChangeLog.
My remark was about partitioning software, and not Slackware :-)
 
  


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