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Old 06-12-2003, 09:13 PM   #1
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Problem with man pages

Hi everybody,

I am new to slackware so please bear with me. I have just installed slacware on my laptop but whenever I try and view a man page I get the following:

sh: line 1: /usr/bin/gtbl: No such file or directory
sh: line 1: /usr/bin/nroff: No such file or directory

lines ?-?/? (END)

Any ideas on how to get man pages working?
Old 06-12-2003, 10:24 PM   #2
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You don't seem to have the textutil package
installed ... man utilizes those tools to (re)format

mount your slackware-cd and do
installpkg /<cd-mount-point>/slackware/a/textu<tab>gz


P.S.: You don't happen to be a (ex-)Descent-Ranger,
by any chance? :)

Last edited by Tinkster; 06-12-2003 at 10:34 PM.


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