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Old 01-10-2019, 10:22 PM   #1
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man uses most for the first time


For the first time today, man failed, complaining that it couldn't run most. I had never installed most. Did man change?
 
Old 01-11-2019, 01:09 AM   #2
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what distro?

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thread title reminded me of https://www.sudosatirical.com/
 
Old 01-11-2019, 01:44 AM   #3
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probably you only need to set the env var PAGER (or MANPAGER).
 
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What, read the man page .... ?????
 
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what distro?
Slackware, as my profile reveals

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probably you only need to set the env var PAGER (or MANPAGER).
Yes. The new man-db package sets MANPAGER to most. I never knew about this.
 
Old 01-11-2019, 02:23 AM   #6
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it is offtopic, but see man page, most existed in May, 1999.
(But if it was set to most a dependency is missing somewhere....)
 
Old 01-11-2019, 11:24 AM   #7
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it is offtopic, but see man page, most existed in May, 1999.
I don't understand you. man's man page doesn't specify that it needs most.

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(But if it was set to most a dependency is missing somewhere....)
It's not a dependency the same as a library's: ldd won't turn it up. mandb.(c)sh sets an environment variable.
 
Old 01-12-2019, 04:42 AM   #8
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yes, you are right, it is a different kind of dependency. But it is still a dependency.
 
  


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