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Old 04-27-2003, 02:59 PM   #1
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Distribution: slackware 8.1
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broken manual pages

manual pages are not working


when i type in something like "man as"

the terminal spits out two errors:

/usr/bin/gtbl - no such file or dir
/usr/bin/nroff - no such file or dir

now i downloaded the latest version of groff and it still doesnt work.
what software do i have to install in order get that working?

oh yea and how is that tool called to view and maintain the packages under slackware?

thanks a bunch!
Old 05-07-2003, 05:09 PM   #2
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These files are realy there? try:

# ls -la /usr/bin/gtbl
# ls -la /usr/bin/nroff


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