Ran man -u, but same result:root@ROOTCA:~/ca# man -uroot@ROOTCA:~/ca#
mandb -c (to recreate the databases) LOOKED good, but:71 man subdirectories
contained newer manual pages.
2904 manual pages were added.0 stray cats were added.root@ROOTCA:~/ca# man
caroot@ROOTCA:~/ca# manroot@ROOTCA:~/ca# man -u
Ran mandb -t (to "check manual pages for correctness"); it took a few
seconds, but eventually returned to the prompt and nothing changed.
It's quite curious, and it's decidedly difficult to Google for!
Securely sent with Tutanota. It's good, you should try it:
13. Jul 2016 11:41 by ldo(a)geek-central.gen.nz:
On Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:01 +0100 (BST), Eric Light
When I execute man, it doesn't give me
anything, and just returns me to the command prompt. Not even man
--help will return a response. I've purged and reinstalled man-db,
ensured that ncurses-base is installed, even checked the size of man
(106912 bytes), and checked dmesg for any segfaults... there's just
nothing I can find anywhere.
According to the man(1) man page, “man -u” will do a cache consistency
check. Worth a try?
You could also try invoking mandb directly.
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