I have a feeling this will be one of those linux questions that no one responds to, but here goes, anyway:
I'm running SuSE 8.0 Pro on a fairly muscular box. Out of the blue, when I run "man" on any topic that's NOT in section 1 (e.g. "man syslogd"), I get this: "gdbm fatal: read error". I use "man" a lot, so it's kind of a pain.
I searched around in Google groups and also here at Linux Q's, but I didn't find enough info to go on, except that someone mentioned "xman", which I now use instead and which works fine. But I really do want to find out what has gone wrong, so I can fix it properly. I haven't learned yet how to completely reinstall the man pages or system or whatever it is, but it seems some other posters tried that and it didn't help. SuSE support is pretty useless, as usual.
Sigh... Any ideas?