Subject: Re: problem with 1.0-alpha man(1)
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/15/1994 18:00:23
> I just updated my netbsd to the latest SPARC binary snapshot, and I
> find that man still has a problem it had before the update (and hence
> it's probably long-standing).  Specifically, if I ask for a man page
> that exists in more than one section (crontab, say, which exists in
> both (1) and (5)), then I always get the same one, even if I explicitly
> specify the other.  In this example, "man 5 crontab" still shows me
> crontab(1), rather than crontab(5).

> Rebuilding man from -current source of last time I supped it (a couple
> of nights ago) didn't help.  I haven't touched any man.conf files since
> unpacking the binary tarball.

I remember people posting on the list earlier with man(1) problems and
they seem to boil down to having MANPATH set. I don't have it set and
I haven't had problems with man since I unset it when the new version
was included into the tree.