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Old 05-12-2005, 11:03 AM   #1
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Man pages on Mandriva

I am using Mandriva LE 2005, and I am having weird problems.
1. apropos and whatis don't work, except when I am root. That is, no matter what I look for ("apropos ls" or "whatis ls") it returns with "ls: nothing appropriate". It doesn't get fixed when I do su and become root either. It only works when I do su - and login as root. I have tried running makewhatis as root (and also as user, but as the user, it obviously gives errors). It still doesn't work

2. The man pages for the C functions don't work ("man scanf"), etc, either as root or user. I don't know which packages to install.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the man package, but it makes no difference.

I'll be grateful for any help.
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Oh, and BTW, about my first problem, I forgot to add that although whatis and apropos don't work, "man" does work. I can do "man ls" and get results.


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