installing manual pages

Zbigniew Szalbot zbigniew at
Mon Jul 23 10:26:58 UTC 2007

Dear Giorgos,

>> Thanks for your answer. You probably did not read my post. I do this
>> via sysinstall and it fails.
> Ah, I apologize for that.  You are right, of course; I misread at least
> part of the original post.  I obviously need more coffee before I am
> fully aware of the reality around me :)

I need to apologize as I think I have sound quite harsh!

> It's possible that sysinstall tries to fetch manpages from a
> non-existent place.  You can download the 6.2-RELEASE manpages
> from the FTP site and install them manually.
> The manpages can be found at:
> If you have wget installed, installing them should be as easy as:
>   [1] Create an empty manpages/ directory
>       # mkdir manpages
>   [2] Enter the new manpages/ directory
>       # cd manpages
>   [3] Fetch the files from FTP
>       # wget -nd -np -r -c
>   [4] Run the '' script as root:

Need to chmod it to have appropriate permissions but thank you! I now enjoy
man pages for all the default tools and software which comes with FBSD!

Thank you again!

Zbigniew Szalbot

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