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Re: "No manual entry" in 98, but OK in NT

Well, I tried uninstalling man and reinstalling it in 98, and now it works.
This is apparently better than whatever re-install does by itself.

Albert again

                    Albert Galick                                                                             
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                    11/08/00             cc:                                                                  
                    03:01 PM             Subject:     "No manual entry" in 98, but OK in NT                   

I have a multiboot system, 98 and NT, with cygwin installed twice to the
same location in a non-booting partition.
I sometimes re-install to fix things, but that didn't work for this
problem.  After I made the /usr/man/cat1 directory
and did man tbl in NT, I could get a tbl man page in 98, but not before.
However, the command from the FAQ

(echo -e ".pl 1100i"; cat /usr/man/man1/man.1; echo ".pl \n(nlu+10") |
/usr/bin/tbl | /usr/bin/groff -Tascii -mandoc | less -is

does give me a man man page in 98 (don't ask me why--but presumably this
imitates some procedure in MAN.EXE).

I have an untouched man.conf file in /lib and it appears to be linked into
/usr/lib in cygwin:

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Here's the output of cygcheck -s -v -r on 98:

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And here is it on NT:

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I have to say this is one of the more annoying little problems that seem to
crop up all the time.

Perhaps cygwin is too dependent on Windows settings, which seem to change
frequently for me.

Thanks for any comments,

Albert Galick




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