man pages won't work

Smith, Donald Donald.Smith at
Fri Nov 10 01:42:05 EST 2000

To fix your whatis database just do a makewhatis or catman -w to rebuild the
index for your new manpages.
MANPATH probably needs to be set to find manpages in /usr/local/man.

Donald Smith
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nate Itkin [mailto:nitkin at]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 7:56 PM
> To: openssh-unix-dev at
> Subject: Re: man pages won't work
> My workaround was to distribute the formatted files 
> (/.../man/cat{1,8})
> created using gnroff/mandoc to the systems without those utilities.
> You don't have a whatis database, but otherwise it works fine.
> -- 
> - Nate Itkin
> - Nate.Itkin at
> - "Looking for an off-ramp on the Information Superhighway"

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