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#1 2014-03-18 22:48:48

jedijimi
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no man pages [SOLVED]

So I searched for a man page today. 'man bash' Well i got this error

man: can't execute most: No such file or directory
man: command exited with status 255: LESS=-ix8RmPm Manual page bash(1) ?ltline %lt?L/%L.:byte %bB?s/%s..?e (END):?pB %pB\%.. (press h for help or q to quit)$PM Manual page bash(1) ?ltline %lt?L/%L.:byte %bB?s/%s..?e (END):?pB %pB\%.. (press h for help or q to quit)$ MAN_PN=bash(1) most

Now I've remove 'man-db' and re-installed it, and now been googling for 2 hrs, can't find anything for this. Any one have any ideas??

Last edited by jedijimi (2014-03-18 23:29:17)


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#2 2014-03-18 22:51:14

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

What's the output of

file /usr/bin/man
type -p man

Is your system up to date?

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#3 2014-03-18 22:52:06

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

man: can't execute most: No such file or directory

Have you removed most since you set your PAGER to it? If so, you need to update your shell's config file. As a temporary override, what happens if you run

PAGER=less man bash

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#4 2014-03-18 22:54:34

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

file /usr/bin/man
/usr/bin/man: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.32, BuildID[sha1]=79e4f01f8b65a802566d5593d594f44fab41d72a, stripped
05:54 PM jimi ~
            ┗─╸>> type -p man


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#5 2014-03-18 22:55:56

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

What's the output of

type -p man

(these were 2 commands)


Edit: Please read WorMzy post too.

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#6 2014-03-18 22:55:58

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

I have not done anything like 'PAGER=less man bash'


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#7 2014-03-18 22:56:51

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

ya the 'type -p man' no output


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#8 2014-03-18 22:57:55

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

jedijimi wrote:

I have not done anything like 'PAGER=less man bash'

What is the output of

PAGER=less man bash

Do you mean you get nothing?

How about

type man

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#9 2014-03-18 22:58:24

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

This happens when I run Pager=less man bash

05:54 PM jimi ~
            ┗─╸>> PAGER=less man bash
man: can't execute most: No such file or directory
man: command exited with status 255: LESS=-ix8RmPm Manual page bash(1) ?ltline %lt?L/%L.:byte %bB?s/%s..?e (END):?pB %pB\%.. (press h for help or q to quit)$PM Manual page bash(1) ?ltline %lt?L/%L.:byte %bB?s/%s..?e (END):?pB %pB\%.. (press h for help or q to quit)$ MAN_PN=bash(1) most


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#10 2014-03-18 22:59:27

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

ok here is 'type man'

┗─╸>> type man
man is a function
man ()
{
    env LESS_TERMCAP_mb=$(printf "\e[1;31m") LESS_TERMCAP_md=$(printf "\e[1;31m") LESS_TERMCAP_me=$(printf "\e[0m") LESS_TERMCAP_se=$(printf "\e[0m") LESS_TERMCAP_so=$(printf "\e[1;44;33m") LESS_TERMCAP_ue=$(printf "\e[0m") LESS_TERMCAP_us=$(printf "\e[1;32m") man "$@"
}


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#11 2014-03-18 23:01:21

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

What's the output of

\man bash

Does it work?

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#12 2014-03-18 23:02:09

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

┗─╸>> \man bash
man: can't execute most: No such file or directory
man: command exited with status 255: LESS=-ix8RmPm Manual page bash(1) ?ltline %lt?L/%L.:byte %bB?s/%s..?e (END):?pB %pB\%.. (press h for help or q to quit)$PM Manual page bash(1) ?ltline %lt?L/%L.:byte %bB?s/%s..?e (END):?pB %pB\%.. (press h for help or q to quit)$ MAN_PN=bash(1) most


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#13 2014-03-18 23:03:43

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

How about

/usr/bin/man bash

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#14 2014-03-18 23:03:51

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

I also seen somewhere to re-install 'geoff'  That did nothing either


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#15 2014-03-18 23:04:40

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

It's all the same

┗─╸>> /usr/bin/man bash
/usr/bin/man: can't execute most: No such file or directory
/usr/bin/man: command exited with status 255: LESS=-ix8RmPm Manual page bash(1) ?ltline %lt?L/%L.:byte %bB?s/%s..?e (END):?pB %pB\%.. (press h for help or q to quit)$PM Manual page bash(1) ?ltline %lt?L/%L.:byte %bB?s/%s..?e (END):?pB %pB\%.. (press h for help or q to quit)$ MAN_PN=bash(1) most


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#16 2014-03-18 23:05:06

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

Can you post your /etc/man_db.conf in-between [ code] tags, please.


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#17 2014-03-18 23:07:28

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

What's the output of

echo $MANPAGER

and

echo $PAGER

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#18 2014-03-18 23:07:58

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

I don't know how to post using tags but here is the output from /etc/man_db.conf

http://pastebin.com/mQfangRD


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#19 2014-03-18 23:08:59

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

jedijimi wrote:

I don't know how to post using tags but here is the output from /etc/man_db.conf

See https://bbs.archlinux.org/help.php#bbcode

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#20 2014-03-18 23:09:37

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

@karol 'echo $MANPAGER'  most
no output on 'echo $PAGER


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#21 2014-03-18 23:10:53

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

@karol thanks for the link for tags smile


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#22 2014-03-18 23:11:11

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

Run

export MANPAGER=less

and run

/usr/bin/man bash

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#23 2014-03-18 23:11:39

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

Can you post the contents of your ~/.bashrc (and whichever file contains your alias definitions as well if it's a different file).

Last edited by Slithery (2014-03-18 23:16:20)


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#24 2014-03-18 23:12:35

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

What is the output of this command? I guess you set MANPAGER to most somewhere.

env | grep PAGER

You'll probably be able to find the variable definition with something like this:

grep -r PAGER /etc/profile.d
grep PAGER ~/.*rc ~/.*profile

Last edited by progandy (2014-03-18 23:26:07)


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#25 2014-03-18 23:12:56

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Re: no man pages [SOLVED]

And it's a win. THX very much big_smile

Now how do I thread this as solved lol

edit#2  The solve was running 'export MANPAGER=less'

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