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Old 02-14-2003, 08:09 PM   #1
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Newbie needs help with man command


I have been using Linux since November last year and i believe it is the bes OS in existance. I only had to re-install it once because I dropped the hard drive. I am currently using Slackware 4.0 on a 486DX33 with 8Mb RAM and a 170Mb hdd. Later versions of Slackware only give me kernel panics because of the low ammount of memory. It works, so I won't fix it.

I'll get on with it. When I type man to get the manual pages, it says

sh: /usr/bin/gtbl: No such file or directory
sh: /usr/bin/groff: No such file or directory

or does nothing at all.

I understand what this means. Another FAQ site said to link gtbl to tbl, but I can't find tbl either!

Can anyone give me a some information or a link to a site where I may remedy this?
 
Old 02-14-2003, 09:11 PM   #2
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Do the manpages come in a separate package in slack? If so, did you install the manpages?
 
Old 02-15-2003, 12:47 AM   #3
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Yes, the series AP has manpage things, I have installed it. Nothing. I need some sort of direction to where gtbl or at least tbl is. Atleast then I won't have to constantly bug people for info, I'll be able to get it on my own (hopefully).

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Old 02-15-2003, 06:23 AM   #4
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well if you'ev not got groff installed then install it, it comes in it's own package normally. if it's located somewhere else i'd personally just use a symlink to /usr/bin but that is where it should really live
 
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I would install it if I knew what that package was. I might as well e-mail the writer of slackware.
 
  


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