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Problems with man - FreeBSD

I've got a server that I just recently upgraded to the latest of everything, but for some reason when you type "man" and then what you want to look at the manual for I get this error: man: unable to find the file /etc/manpath.config I've looked under /etc and it's there and it's not corrupt or anything. So what might be wrong? Would this be a file system issue because the box DID reboot while it was registering the upgrade for bash. I've tried under CSH and TCSH and it's the same problem. Is there any way to fix this ...

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    Default Problems with man

    I've got a server that I just recently upgraded to the latest of
    everything, but for some reason when you type "man" and then what you want
    to look at the manual for I get this error:

    man: unable to find the file /etc/manpath.config

    I've looked under /etc and it's there and it's not corrupt or
    anything. So what might be wrong? Would this be a file system issue
    because the box DID reboot while it was registering the upgrade for
    bash. I've tried under CSH and TCSH and it's the same problem. Is there
    any way to fix this or is this a sign of a much larger issue? Any pointers
    would be nice.

    Oh, and please reply directly to me. I don't subscribe directly to this
    list. Thanks.


    Steven Lake
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    Lord Guest

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    Default Re: Problems with man

    On 2005-03-29 15:25, Lord Raiden <net> wrote: 

    After updating everything to its latest version, did you remember to
    mergemaster to update your /etc files?

    Giorgos Guest

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    Nope, didn't think to do it because I've never had to do it
    before. This would be a first. But I did run it and it errored out when I
    tried it and got this error. Any ideas?

    install -o root -g wheel -m 644 /usr/src/etc/sendmail/freebsd.mc
    freebsd.cf /var/tmp/temproot/etc/mail
    install: freebsd.cf: No such file or directory
    *** Error code 71

    Stop in /usr/src/etc/sendmail.
    *** Error code 1

    Stop in /usr/src/etc.

    *** FATAL ERROR: Cannot 'cd' to /usr/src/etc and install files to
    the temproot environment

    I cvsup'ed my ports tree and src files, but I didn't update my kernel or
    core files, only my ports. Might that cause a problem?



    Steven Lake
    -Owner/Webmaster
    Raiden's Realm
    www.raiden.net

    Come see "Monk" the comic strip and laugh till you die! :)
    http://www.raiden.net/Monk/

    Lord Guest

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    * Lord Raiden [2005-03-29 19:55 -0500] 
    >
    > Nope, didn't think to do it because I've never had to do it before.
    > This would be a first. But I did run it and it errored out when I tried it
    > and got this error. Any ideas?[/ref]
    :
    snip



    It was probably because you said you updated "everything", that you were
    guided to use mergemaster. We now see that you did in fact not update
    "everything", just your ports. You should only run mergemaster when
    updating your base system. This is also probably why you never used it
    before.


    Svein Halvor
    Svein Guest

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    On 2005-03-29 19:55, Lord Raiden <net> wrote: 
    >
    > Nope, didn't think to do it because I've never had to do it before.
    > This would be a first. But I did run it and it errored out when I
    > tried it and got this error. Any ideas?
    >
    > install -o root -g wheel -m 644 /usr/src/etc/sendmail/freebsd.mc
    > freebsd.cf /var/tmp/temproot/etc/mail
    > install: freebsd.cf: No such file or directory
    > *** Error code 71
    >
    > Stop in /usr/src/etc/sendmail.
    > *** Error code 1
    >
    > Stop in /usr/src/etc.
    >
    > *** FATAL ERROR: Cannot 'cd' to /usr/src/etc and install files to
    > the temproot environment[/ref]

    Ignore that. mergemaster is not your problem if you only updated the
    ports. Sorry for the misguided attempt at helping, but when you said
    "everything" I incorrectly assumed the base system.
     

    Not really.

    I don't know what you updated and how, so can you please give us more
    details. Then we'll probably be able to help you with the /etc files
    that seem to have problems.

    Giorgos Guest

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    Default Re: Problems with man

    Well, the only etc file I appear to have issues with is the
    /etc/manpath.config file because it won't let me use man until it finds it
    and yet the file is there.

    At 02:06 PM 3/30/05 +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote: 
    > >
    > > Nope, didn't think to do it because I've never had to do it before.
    > > This would be a first. But I did run it and it errored out when I
    > > tried it and got this error. Any ideas?
    > >
    > > install -o root -g wheel -m 644 /usr/src/etc/sendmail/freebsd.mc
    > > freebsd.cf /var/tmp/temproot/etc/mail
    > > install: freebsd.cf: No such file or directory
    > > *** Error code 71
    > >
    > > Stop in /usr/src/etc/sendmail.
    > > *** Error code 1
    > >
    > > Stop in /usr/src/etc.
    > >
    > > *** FATAL ERROR: Cannot 'cd' to /usr/src/etc and install files to
    > > the temproot environment[/ref]
    >
    >Ignore that. mergemaster is not your problem if you only updated the
    >ports. Sorry for the misguided attempt at helping, but when you said
    >"everything" I incorrectly assumed the base system.

    >
    >Not really.
    >
    >I don't know what you updated and how, so can you please give us more
    >details. Then we'll probably be able to help you with the /etc files
    >that seem to have problems.[/ref]

    Steven Lake
    -Owner/Webmaster
    Raiden's Realm
    www.raiden.net

    Come see "Monk" the comic strip and laugh till you die! :)
    http://www.raiden.net/Monk/

    Lord Guest

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    On 2005-03-30 09:12, Lord Raiden <net> wrote: 
    >
    > Well, the only etc file I appear to have issues with is the
    > /etc/manpath.config file because it won't let me use man until it
    > finds it and yet the file is there.[/ref]

    Please don't top-post :-/

    If manpath.config is the only file you are missing from /etc, you can
    restore it by running as root:

    # install -o root -g wheel -m 644 \
    /usr/src/gnu/usr.bin/man/manpath/manpath.config \
    /etc/manpath.config

    If you see anything else missing from /etc, let us know.

    - Giorgos

    Giorgos Guest

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    At 06:11 PM 3/30/05 +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote: 

    Awesome, that worked. Thanks!!

    Steven Lake
    -Owner/Webmaster
    Raiden's Realm
    www.raiden.net

    Come see "Monk" the comic strip and laugh till you die! :)
    http://www.raiden.net/Monk/

    Lord Guest

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    On 2005-03-30 17:06, Lord Raiden <net> wrote: 
    >
    > Awesome, that worked. Thanks!![/ref]

    It's a "hackish" workaround for the symptom of the problem you
    described, but you're welcome. Glad that it worked :-)

    Giorgos Guest

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