Originally Posted by AlucardZero
alucard@thrawn:~$ apt-file search /usr/share/man/man8/syslogd.8.gz
Probably because you have rsyslogd installed instead of sysklogd or inetutils-syslogd. So I guess - install the programs they come with, or live without
The final line of your code citation suggested how to verify what version/varint of syslogd is installed on Ubuntu 9.10: it is in fact rsyslogd.
So now I can find the man pages, so I will mark this as solved, even though the generic problem is still not solved. That generic problem is still: why the man pages included in Ubuntu refer to the wrong variants of software installed on the system. It still sounds like someone at Canonical is not doing his job.
Of course, the problem may be common among distributions, since it is not an easy problem to solve.