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I went to check the man pages for fsck this morning, and was quite disappointed to get: Code: [matt@irony: ~] # man fsck No manual entry for fsck I thought ...
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    Broken man pages


    I went to check the man pages for fsck this morning, and was quite disappointed to get:
    Code:
    [matt@irony: ~] # man fsck
    No manual entry for fsck
    I thought this was funny, so I tried man on some other common commands, like cp, top, cd, su; and none of them have man pages either!

    Things I've done:
    -check that "man" and "man-pages" are installed
    -uninstall and reinstall "man" and "man-pages" via YUM.
    -when that didn't work, looked around for other man rpms

    But still no luck. I would say the last time man was working was last week, and I haven't made any major system changes since then.

    System is Fedora Core 4, i386.

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    Try reinstalling the coreutils rpm, which *should* reinstall the documentation for cp, ls, and friends.

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    Check that $MANPATH points to your man page directories and that the man page exists.

    ray@sloth:~$ echo $MANPATH
    /opt/windowmaker/man:/usr/local/share/man:/usr/X11R6/man
    ray@sloth:~$ ls /usr/share/man/man1/cp.1.bz2
    /usr/share/man/man1/cp.1.bz2

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    Thanks for your suggestions both. In my tinkering, I broke linux (yum remove coreutils -- didn't realize what this would do until it was too late), so I reinstalled FC and it all works now.

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