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  1. #1
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    no man pages for new applications

    I can man anything I want that slackware installed for me. Anything that I installed won't man.
    Example, I just installed openssh from source. sshd runs fine, and so does ssh. I do a 'man ssh' and get a 'no manual entry for ssh'. Eh? Thats crap. Ran the ./configure for ssh with no options. SSH is installed in /usr/local/(bin,sbin) not /usr/(bin,sbin).
    Any ideas? This is a fresh Slackware9.1 install.

  2. #2
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    Did you install the man pages into the right place?

    Filp.
    Do you always look at the Matrix encoded?

    Matrix? No this is my new Perl script.

  3. #3
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    man manpath

  4. #4
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    'man manpath'
    No manual entry

    All man pages are either in /usr/man or /usr/local/man

    I got to work today, and SSH'd to my home machine. 'man ssh' now generates the proper man page. Locally though I still receive the no man entry. Installed BIND from source, and named returns a man page, and so does dig.
    Perl for example, I installed from source, not via slackware's install. That does not generate a man page at all.
    Very odd.
    Any ideas?

  5. #5
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    Look at the /etc/man.config file. It usually lists the path under which man looks for its pages. Also when I install in /usr/local/package, I make a symbolic link from /usr/local/package/man/man1/* to /usr/local/man/man1 . This helps me to get my man files automatically. Just a suggestion!
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