upgrade problems (FAQ's?), updatedb, man, man pages...

Michael Hirmke mh@mike.franken.de
Wed Mar 3 13:24:00 GMT 1999

Hi Gregory,

>A few problems with an upgrade to 2.02,

You didn't tell us anything about your system, neither, what Windows you
are using nor the output from cygcheck, so it is a bit difficult to help

>1)  When I run updatedb, I get an error that it doesn't like the file
>"pagefile.sys" (who would!),
>and after a long while,  "empty database not created"

Works at least here on my Windows NT4 SP4 German Server.

>2) "nice updatedb" says
>  "nice: updatedb: No such file or directory"

Perhaps some problem with your environment?

>3) I installed all the man pages, but no "man" command?

You can get man from
  - on ftp.franken.de
  - in /pub/win32/develop/gnuwin32/cygwin32/porters/Humblet_Pierre_A/B20
  - as man-1.5f-cygwin-b20-bin.tar.gz

But be sure to read the readme in the same directory first!

>4) I am surprised that the man.1 pages are all in nroff;
>   but no nroff is a part of the standard distribution. How about .hlp or
>.html  or .rtf as a more portable and modern format?

You can convert them yourself with man2html, which is part of the above
mentioned package.

>Gregory Guthrie

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