man & shared memory

Thomas 'Balu' Walter tw at
Thu Mar 29 06:02:09 PST 2001

+-Hanne-(noodle at[29.03.01 15:52]:
> just installed LFS-3.0PRE1 and everything went great, except for two minor
> glitches:
> 1. man doesn't work. when i try to open a man-page, i get this:
> (root at pigforce):~# man less
> sh: -c: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `)'
> sh: -c: line 1: `(cd /usr/man ; (echo ".pl 1100i"; cat
> '/usr/man/man1/less.1'; echo ".pl \n(nlu+10") | /usr/bin/tbl |
> /usr/bin/groff -Tlatin1 -mandoc | )'
> Error executing formatting or display command.
> System command (cd /usr/man ; (echo ".pl 1100i"; cat
> '/usr/man/man1/less.1'; echo ".pl \n(nlu+10") | /usr/bin/tbl |
> /usr/bin/groff -Tlatin1 -mandoc | ) exited with status 512.
> No manual entry for less
> the manuel-page does exist, so that's not the problem. looks like there's
> some sort of error in de script.

I think that might have something todo with the problem I had while
configuring make - most programs (awk, cat, gzip, ...) were not found

I've posted that to the list yesterday - I had the problem with

I suggest to try re-installing the man-command as described in the book
- and have a look at the output of the "configure -d".


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