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Re: non-standard man pages



Thierry Deval wrote:

> Or as a quick command line fix:
>   > man -M /usr/local/news/man inn
>
> Thierry
>
> On 26-Nov-99 Robert Mooney wrote:
> >
> > Using bash:
> >
> > export MANPATH="$MANPATH:/usr/local/news/man"
> > man ...
> >
> > Substitute your man page for '...'.
> >
> > - Rob
> >
> >
> > On Thu, 25 Nov 1999, Joe Price wrote:
> >
> >> Hello, I've been having a *!$@ of a time being able to read my man pages
> >> for inn.
> >>
> >> I did a "man man" and 1st tried exporting a $MANPATH, then I tried
> >> editing my man.conf.  No luck with either.
> >>
> >> How can I man my inn manpages located in "/usr/local/news/man/" ?
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >>

Ok, now is where it gets interesting.

I tried both methods above before, and I tried them once again just to be
sure. No luck.

cc895856-a:~$ export MANPATH="$MANPATH:/usr/local/news/man"
cc895856-a:~$ man innd
man: Formatting manual page...
cc895856-a:~$ man -M /usr/local/news/man innd
man: Formatting manual page...

It just says Formatting.. and gives me the prompt again..
Note also that "man ./innd" in the directory yeilds the same result.

Ack.