I installed FreeBSD, but managed to completely fail at getting
the man pages installed.
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Mon Dec 31 06:55:14 PST 2007
In response to "Jim Stapleton" <stapleton.41 at gmail.com>:
> None of the default man pages were installed on my system when I
> installed FreeBSD recently. I figured I forgot some part of the
> install (accidentally forgot to click something). Does anyone know how
> I can trivially obtain the base install's man pages?
Boot up the system and log in as root. Then run sysinstall. Select
Custom -> Distributions -> Custom. From there you can select the
man distribution. Then OK your way back until sysinstall actually
installs the man pages.
I expect you selected a "minimal" install when you installed, which
doesn't include man pages.
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