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Old 10-30-2002, 01:07 AM   #1
adam_boz
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no, MAN!!!


I have just installed slack 8.1. for some reason, I can't use man. I figure I must have missed some packages, but I don't know which one. this is what I get:

bash> man
what man pages do you want?
bash> man man
sh: /usr/bin/gtbl: No such file or directory
sh: /usr/bin/nroff: No such file or directory


Anybody got any suggestions for me?
 
Old 10-30-2002, 01:39 AM   #2
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The list of packages installed is in:

/var/log/packages

You seem to be missing the "groff" package, at least.
(I almost recommended you read the man page on pkgtool)

mount your slackware CDROM

cd /mnt/cdrom/slackware/ap
pkgtool

install the groff package.

man pkgtool
 
Old 10-30-2002, 07:14 PM   #3
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Slack also supports the recent alternative called "info". If "man" is not able to function then you could also try to use the "info" command in a similar manner as "man". I do not know what additional programs that it might be dependent on though.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 10:07 PM   #4
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ok, I installed groff, but now it complains about not havint libstdc++.so.5 . I have many other libstdc++'s, but not .so.5. What do I need? I mean, I installed gcc (g++), and I can compile programs that I write and others.... what is missing now?

Info <package> works o.k. here (not as good as in LFS). There are only a certain number of topics that it will jump to automatically... the others aren't in there (like 'info pkgtool')
 
Old 10-30-2002, 11:52 PM   #5
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I realized that the groff package that I installed was from slackware-current, while all of my other packages are from slack-8.1, so I uninstalled groff and installed the one from slack-8.1 and now both man and info work great.

thanks for the help

-Adam
 
  


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