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Old 11-19-2004, 06:40 PM   #1
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[samba] installing man pages

( Edit: Actually, I found out the dirs bin, sbin, man, etc where all installed to incorrect directories. I think the solution to my problem is to use --prefix=/usr/local but I'm not sure. )

I'm in the middle of installing samba. I did
# ./configure
# make
# make install
But it appears as if the man pages are missing.
$ man testparm
No manual entry for testparm
I found the man pages, They work If I do
 man -M /usr/local/samba/man/ testparm
So should I

1) copy/move the manuals to /usr/local/man/manX or should I
2) edit /usr/local/man or
3) go to the source dir and do this?
# make uninstall
# ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
# make
# make install
4) You have a better suggestion ?

(I have Slackware 10 if it matters)


Last edited by ninmonkeys; 11-19-2004 at 06:48 PM.
Old 11-19-2004, 07:09 PM   #2
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You could edit the /etc/manpath.config file. If your system has a mandb command, you may want to rerun it, although that may be done automatically.

Check the man man page to verify this on your own system. I've noticed a change in the man command options after upgrading to a 'x86_64' system. My favorite option -Tdvi is gone!
Old 11-19-2004, 09:50 PM   #3
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Originally posted by jschiwal
My favorite option -Tdvi is gone!
What was that for? If you mean a flag for man, the only one I have ("$ man man") is "-d Don't actually display the man pages, but do print gobs of debugging information."


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