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Old 11-29-2003, 01:46 AM   #1
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Man not working


I cannot get the man command to work.
When I try to use it, I always get the same response:
[zeseft@Penny-~]$ man man
lines ?-?/? (END)

It doesn't matter where I'm logged in from, what user I am when I attempt to use it, or what command I specify, it always returns "lines ?-?/? (END)".
I've searched google without any luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 03:55 AM   #2
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Which distro are you using?

Did you install man?
 
Old 11-29-2003, 04:18 AM   #3
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I'm using Mandrake 9.1. I believe that I installed man. If I didn't, wouldn't it say "command not found" instead? In Konqueror man:command works, but I'd rather use the command line (and I can't use konqueror remotely).
 
Old 11-29-2003, 07:51 AM   #4
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Looking back, I think it may not have installed correctly. Have you tried reinstalling man?
 
Old 11-30-2003, 11:13 PM   #5
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Sorry about the delay.
Anyway, I just reinstalled man and the manpages, and it still doesn't work.. Perhaps the man on my CD is corrupted? I remember that it worked, at one point. Then, after an update (I'm unsure what I updated), it started doing that. Is there a place that I can get the source?
 
Old 12-01-2003, 03:17 PM   #6
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Try the Mdk website. I do know that RedHat provide individual packages, so MDK may do the same. Otherwise, make sure your urpmi sources have internet locations, uninstall man and then do 'urpmi man'. You should then get up to date correct man pages.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 06:22 PM   #7
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Hmm.. I uninstalled man and reinstalled it, the way you said. Unfortunately, it still doesn't work. Are there any replacements for man, preferably that run on the command line, by any chance?
 
Old 12-02-2003, 01:51 PM   #8
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AFAIK man has no replacement. Hopefully, though, someone will contradict me. Please?
 
  


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