SUMMARY Missing man pages on Solaris 8 October 2000, Revision A

From: Niall O Broin <>
Date: Mon Nov 17 2003 - 06:10:48 EST
On Monday 17 November 2003 09:54, I wrote:

> I have searched through the pkginfo files on all the CDs looking for the
> man pages but can't find them (found a number of packages with man pages
> but none with the man pages for the standard commands e.g. man, ls etc.)
> Can some kind person enlighten me as to what package I need to install from
> the Solaris 8 October 2000, Revision A CDs to get these man pages ?

Casper was kind enough to inform me that it is SUNWman - nearly a guessable 
name. Mind you, I do still wonder why it wasn't installed in the first place.

> This actually brings up another question - is there any way after the fact
> of building a database that I can query for the package owner of a file
> e.g.
> whatpkg /usr/share/man/sman1/man.1

pkgchk -l -p /usr/share/man/sman1/man.1

does the trick. I didn't know that pkgchk did anything other than check 
package integrity. It is of course in the man page . . .

Thanks Casper, and sorry for bothering the list with what was really a rather 
trivial question* (though the less trivial question of why the latest version 
of Solaris 8 won't install on this blooming Ultra 5 is still open)

*in my defence, I think I did mention that I had looked on all the CDs. The 
way I did that was :

grep -i "man pages" Solaris_8/Product/*/pkginfo|grep NAME

There are lots of packages which include man pages, and they nearly all say 
"man pages" in the NAME. All EXCEPT the standard man pages, whose NAME refers 
to Manual Pages :-(


Kindest regards,

Niall  O Broin
System Administrator

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