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Old 07-03-2003, 05:38 PM   #1
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Man Pages arent working

For some reason, the man pages arent working on my slackware 9 system. When i type man [term], i get the following message:
sh: line 1: /usr/bin/gtbl : No such file or directory
sh: line 1: /usr/bin/nroff: No such file or directory
Does anyone know how i can fix this.

Old 07-04-2003, 12:21 AM   #2
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install --> groff-for-man
and --> groff
thats the packages where them files are located.
Old 07-04-2003, 12:26 AM   #3
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gtbl and troff are part of the groff package. The groff package provides versions of troff, nroff, eqn, tbl, and other Unix text-formatting utilities. Groff is used to 'compile' man pages stored in groff/nroff format into a form which can be printed or displayed on the screen. These man pages are stored in compressed form in the /usr/man/ directories

Groff probably was not installed - that all.

Pull out your slackware disk and in the groff package, or goto (eeks - bad word )

And see if you can find it there.

Good Luck


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