Broken man pages
I went to check the man pages for fsck this morning, and was quite disappointed to get:
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!
[matt@irony: ~] # man fsck
No manual entry for fsck
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.
Try reinstalling the coreutils rpm, which *should* reinstall the documentation for cp, ls, and friends.
Check that $MANPATH points to your man page directories and that the man page exists.
ray@sloth:~$ echo $MANPATH
ray@sloth:~$ ls /usr/share/man/man1/cp.1.bz2
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.