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Re: No man pages

From: Christopher Faylor <cgf at redhat dot com>
To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 23:24:53 -0500
Subject: Re: no man pages
References: <>
Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com

chmod -R a+r /usr/man


On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 08:18:40PM -0800, christophe thiebot wrote:
S cygcheck -c cygwin-doc |grep cygwin-doc
has the output:
cygwin-doc 1.3-2

$ ls -al /usr/man/man1/ps.1.gz
has the output:
----------+ 1 CHTHI mkpasswd 1308 Oct 17 17:22 /usr/man/man1/ps.1.gz
Thanks, man works with chmod -R a+r /usr/man. I also had to do:
chmod 555 /usr/bin/* to make nroff executable.

I noticed that all the cygwin files are created with "mkpasswd" as the group name. But I don't see mkpasswd in /etc/group. Any idea why? Also all the directories and subdirectories have the "d---------+" permissions. It does not look good!


From: "Elfyn McBratney" <>
Reply-To: "Elfyn McBratney" <>
To: "cygwin" <>,"Daniel Elenius" <>
Subject: Re: Newbie problems
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 19:35:18 -0000

> I just installed cygwin, and everything seemed to work fine during
> installation. I installed quite a lot of packages, including binutils
> (and almost all other devel packages) and all the base packages. I seem
> to missing some important stuff though. For example, I don't have 'less'
> or 'ldd'. What can I have done wrong?

For less you need to install the less package via setup.exe. For ldd you
don't need to install anything as it doesn't exist in cygwin, it is a part
of glibc(-common) which cygwin does not use, you can however, use
cygcheck[1]. FYI cygwin used newlib as it's libc.

If you need a package, and don't find it in the distribution then you can
use <> to search for them/it. If they don't
appear then they haven't been ported to cygwin.

[1] cygcheck requires windows paths as it is a native windows application
and uses m$s libc (msvcrt.dll). eg:

$ cygcheck $(cygpath -w /bin/cygcheck.exe)
$cygcheck $(cygpath -w /bin/perl.exe)

Refer to `man cygcheck' for more information ;-)


Elfyn McBratney

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