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Old 08-14-2006, 11:42 AM   #1
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noob question about MAN pages of COREUTILS

Hello all,

Im using Slackware 10.2

I would like to know something:

I have recently installed COREUTILS 5.97 (I had the 5.1.2 version) on my Slack 10.2 box (the new COREUTILS overwrited most of the old COREUTILS files)...

But, theres a problem : THE MAN PAGES!!! lol

When I, for example, type : "man cat" (cat is in coreutils), on the bottom of the man page, it says "GNU Coreutils 5.2.1", not 5.97...

The utils have been installed successfully b/c when I do "cat --version", it says 5.97, but not in the MAN pages...

And the INFO files says 5.1.2 too...

What can I do to install the 5.97 man pages and delete the 5.2.1 man pages...

Is theres any automatic way? I would like to not take 5 hours to rewrite the man pages at hand...

Thanx alot


You help is VERY important for me !


P.S. : the man pages are in the source package, but the Makefile doesnt install it...
Old 08-14-2006, 12:45 PM   #2
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First I would write to Patrick Volkerding and point him to that -- in 10.2 the coreutils man pages are distributed in the coreutils-package, so I think it may not be intended and be a bug.

If you want to do install them yourself, just copy the man pages from source to a folder, do a "find /path-to-copied-man-pages -exec gzip {} \;" to zip them and copy the *.1.gz named man pages to /usr/man/man1/.

EDIT: To just view them, download them and start "man /path-to-man-page-file/cat.1" or append an .gz if needed", no need to install them to do this.

Last edited by titopoquito; 08-14-2006 at 12:46 PM.
Old 08-15-2006, 10:55 AM   #3
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K thanx...

Was a small problem/././


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