SUMMARY: man pages problem

From: Craig H. Barker (
Date: Mon Apr 06 1998 - 15:15:19 CDT

Managers, thank you all for your quick responses:

Original Question:
> Managers,
> I have checked all the documentation and netmanagers archives and cannot
> find the answer. I am sure this is a simple problem, but hey, I guess I've got
> a simple mind.
> Problem:
> I recently installed Solaris 2.6 and all the supporting software on several
> SPARC 10's.
> Everything is running fairly smoothly except that I don't seem to have man
> pages.
> I have verified that my MANPATH variable is set correctly, but I still receive
> the
> following message when I attempt to get help via man on any topic:
> # man lp
> No manual entry for lp
> What have I not done correctly?
> Of course I will summarize.
> Thank you greatly.


Even though /usr/man indicated that man pages were installed, it would seem
that only a select few actually were (installation failed). The file handles were
there, but they were not clean. The solution was to go back and re-install the
man pages using:

# pkgadd -d . SUNWman

Then reconfigure the man page index file by running:

# catman -w

Thank you to the following people for their quick responses:

Esther Muller
Janet Hoo
Ian Collins
Dennis Martens
Tim Henrion
Dan Beeler
Patrick Shannon
Ning Zang
Andrew Townsend
Tom Scroggins
David Thorburn-Gundlach
Richard Skelton
Luciana Pinheiro Solano
Chris Marble
Jim Robertori
Nicky Ayoub
Frank Cusack
Igor Schein
Terry Snyder
Russ Poffenberger

and others if I left you out. Sorry :-(

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