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Old 07-12-2009, 10:17 PM   #1
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Question Install manpages-dev

it's said that Ubuntu does't have Man 2...
and someone suggested me try
apt-get install manpages-dev
i did, and least looks like successed.
and what's next??
"apt-get install manpages-dev"
messages post below.

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libclucene0ldbl librdf0 libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-dbus kdelibs5 libqt4-qt3support mysql-common libexiv2-5 librasqal1
libmysqlclient15off libsoprano4 kdelibs5-data libqtcore4 libqt4-sql libqt4-svg libstreamanalyzer0 libphonon4
libqt4-xml libqt4-network libqt4-designer kdelibs-bin libqtgui4 libpq5 libstreams0 libraptor1 libmodplug0c2
libqt4-script libaudio2 soprano-daemon libmpcdec3 qt4-qtconfig
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 111 not upgraded.
Need to get 1518kB of archives.
After this operation, 3228kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 jaunty/main manpages-dev 3.15-1 [1518kB]
Get:2 jaunty/main manpages-dev 3.15-1 [1518kB]
Get:3 jaunty/main manpages-dev 3.15-1 [1518kB]
Get:4 jaunty/main manpages-dev 3.15-1 [1518kB]
Get:5 jaunty/main manpages-dev 3.15-1 [1518kB]
Fetched 3856B in 19min 16s (3B/s)
Selecting previously deselected package manpages-dev.
(Reading database ... 109163 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking manpages-dev (from .../manpages-dev_3.15-1_all.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up manpages-dev (3.15-1) ...
but i don't know how to use this manpages-dev??

tks every one.

any kind of help is expected and appreciates
Old 07-12-2009, 10:57 PM   #2
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I don't know why you would have installed a package if you had no idea what was in it. That just doesn't make sense.

In response to this post I performed a find on /usr/share/man and put the result into a file. Then I installed manpages-dev. Then I performed the find command again and put the result into a different file. There are 2406 more listings after installing manpages-dev. I had intended to post the differences between the two listings but there are too many.

On the other hand I'm using Kubuntu 8.04 so I may have installed a different package than you installed.

Try using Google to find what is in the package. A search something like "ubuntu manpages-dev files" should provide a useful listing.
Old 08-04-2009, 04:31 AM   #3
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Basically after doing the install manpages-dev you can get help on software development subjects. For example:

man fork
man 3 printf
Old 09-03-2009, 08:14 AM   #4
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appreciate for your reply
I've solved my problem,
found a auto-install script writen by somebody.
but unfortunatly, I lost the address of that script.

any way, tks to all who replied my thread.


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