I've been having trouble running man recently. I've found the problem to be
with less. I can get the man page for any command if I invoke it as root, but
not as any other user. Anyone any idea what could cause this? It used to wrok
after I installed, but sometime in the last month it just stopped. I should
probably just re-install less, but I'd like to know what has gone wrong.
Permissions are fine on the less command, I even changed owner to jock (not my
real name :) ), but still no go.
Here's a typical failed man request.
[jock at george2 ~]$ man dmesg
There is no -= option ("less --help" for help)
Error executing formatting or display command.
System command (cd /usr/man ; (echo -e ".ll 10.8i\n.pl 1100i";
/usr/bin/bzip2 -c -d /usr/man/man8/dmesg.8.bz2; echo ".pl \n(nlu+10") |
/usr/bin/gtbl | /usr/bin/groff -Tlatin1 -mandoc | /usr/bin/less -is) exited
with status 1.
No manual entry for dmesg
P.S. I tried the "less --help" as suggested above, but this produces the same
error. less any_file_name will fail for everyone but root.
Paul Askins <:)
Email: Paul Askins <paul.askins at adbvdesign.analog.com>
Date: 05-Feb-01, 14:56:42
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