whereis fails

peter lageotakes plageotakes at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 12 07:10:05 PDT 2003

I am not 100 percent sure but if memory serves; the
man pages are a port by themselves (for xfree), at
which point they get installed separately.  Those
ports should be on disc 1.  You can use
/stand/sysintall to get back into those ports.

My second thought is building/rebuilding the locate

The files are located here:

/var/db/locate.database	      locate database
/usr/libexec/locate.updatedb     Script to update the
locate database
/etc/periodic/weekly/310.locate  Script that starts
the database rebuild

More info can be found by checking the man page.

I hope this helps

--- Paul Cocker <paul.cocker at fph-tr.nhs.uk> wrote:
> Trying to use the "whereis" command, e.g. whereis
> XFree86-4 only to get the error:
> Warning: Couldn't stat file /usr/local/man!
> Warning: Couldn't stat file /usr/X11R6/man!
> XFree86-4:
> Neither of these directories exist (local, X11R6). 
> When I installed FreeBSD 4.7-RELEASE I installed
> bin, crypto, man and ports.
> Paul
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