FreeBSd, Jails, Man, and Apropos

James B. Byrne byrnejb at
Thu Jul 26 18:30:03 UTC 2018

When I am logged into a jail and I use apropos to search the man pages
I get this error:

# apropos dnssec
apropos: file is encrypted or is not a database

Running makewhatis returns what is no doubt a related error:

# makewhatis
 Data changed, but cannot replace database
 Data changed, but cannot replace database

My searches do not reveal any discussion of this quirk.  How does one
use apropos inside a jail?

***          e-Mail is NOT a SECURE channel          ***
        Do NOT transmit sensitive data via e-Mail
 Do NOT open attachments nor follow links sent by e-Mail

James B. Byrne                mailto:ByrneJB at
Harte & Lyne Limited
9 Brockley Drive              vox: +1 905 561 1241
Hamilton, Ontario             fax: +1 905 561 0757
Canada  L8E 3C3

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list