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Re: [Nmh-workers] Naive Queston About nmh Man Pages

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Naive Queston About nmh Man Pages
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 05:20:40 -0700

David Levine <address@hidden> writes:
>Ken wrote:
>> [Norm wrote:]
>> >While you're on the subject, how do I get makewhatis to include
>> >the hierarchy at /usr/local/nmh/share/man, without running
>> >it myself every night via crontab?
>> I don't have any familiarity with your particular Linux variant,
>> but most versions of man (and by extension, catman/mandb/makewhatis)
>> have some mechanism to adjust on a systemwide basis the search path
>> (SLES has manpath.conf, BSD-derived systems have man.conf).  "man man"
>> might be a good place to start.
>Norm, I'd look for /etc/man.config on a Red Hat system if there
>is no /etc/man.conf.  If it exists, adding a line like this should
>do it:
>MANPATH /usr/local/nmh/share/man
>or if you put other packages in /usr/local/ and want to handle all
>of them with one entry:
>MANPATH /usr/local/*/share/man

Thank you, that worked. Though, the makewhatis run by
/etc/cron.daily/makewhatis.cron, did not use /etc/man.config. I had to:

  sudo "makewhatis -w"

    Norman Shapiro

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