need help troubleshooting man

Matti J. Karki mjk at
Thu Aug 3 10:26:05 UTC 2006

On 8/3/06, Jonathan Horne <freebsd at> wrote:
> > I managed to get this kind of situation by installing first the
> > "minimal set" (or "distribution") and then installing everything else
> > from the ports. The minimal installation set does not have man pages.
> > To get small - but fully functional - installation, I had to install
> > the "User set", which contains the required binaries and all relevant
> > documentation files. Maybe re-running the sysinstall and selecting
> > appropriate distribution set could help?
> >
> >
> >         -Matti
> well, i thought about that for a moment, and i wasnt able to come to any real
> conclusion.
> 1) i have only one box that is running STABLE, and its my x/kde workstation.
> this is also my only computer with half-broken man pages.
> 2) i have several production and development servers (no desktops), and they
> are all RELENG.  all my releng boxes have working man pages.
> what do i need to check between my working releng and my stable workstation to
> find the difference in why the stable has broken mans?

Well, you could try to re-install the system manual pages (because it
seems to me that those are missing):

sysinstall -> Custom -> Choose Distributions -> Custom and check the
"man - System manual pages" distribution set.


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