Trouble using the "man" subsystem
forrie at forrie.com
Thu Nov 6 10:52:30 PST 2003
I posted about this a while ago.
For some time, I've had a broken manpage system on my FreeBSB
box. Currently, it's at FreeBSD-4.9.
The symptoms are: sometimes I get an error about not being able to locate
tmac for tty-char. Though I can find that in /usr/local/share/groff,
etc. Most times, I will do "man command" and the prompt just
returns. Nothing, nada.
I'm absolutely puzzled, because a reinstall (makeworld/buildworld) does NOT
resolve the problem. I cannot see there to be any odd environment
variables, however this suggests there may be a configuration issue
"somewhere". I'm out of ideas, and wonder if anyone out there has
suggestions about where to look, how to fix this.
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