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Re: man pages not shown

Hi all,

Thanks for all the replies and sorry if i didn't give enough info.

Im running NetBSD 5.1, I did an clean install and the man command works just
fine with the default NetBSD, included commands. It only fails with the
error message posted when i try to see the manual pages of the commands
installed by me with pkg_add (such as gawk).

Following your advice I tried installing 'text' but there was no such a
package in the ftp (or maybe i did something wrong). But I was in the right
track so I rebooted with the install cd and choose to 'Upgrade NetBSD on a
hard disk" --> 'Custom installation' and then I selected de 'Text processing
tools' section, when done I rebooted and everything works fine now.

Thanks guys,

On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 5:56 PM, Martin S. Weber <> 

> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 01:26:29PM +0200, feralert wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Since I am very used to gnu commands such gawk, gsed, etc.. I have
> installed
> > them via pkg_add from
> >
> > Everything went find, and the commands work as expected, but when i try
> to
> > see the man page all i see is:
> >
> > man: Formatting manual page...
> > sh: /usr/bin/nroff: not found
> >
> It seems man is expecting to use the base-roff which is inside the text.tgz
> "package" which is part of the standard NetBSD distribution. It also has
> its
> own sed, awk, etc. so I guess you didn't install that to not clash with the
> pkgsrc versions. Well, you still should install it. Just put /usr/pkg/bin
> and
> /usr/pkg/sbin before the /usr/bin and /usr/sbin and /bin and /sbin in your
> PATH and you'll be good.
> Hope that helps,
> -Martin

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