I'm working on a Power8 server running Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS:
$ uname -a Linux power 4.4.0-75-generic #96-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 20 09:55:30 UTC 2017 ppc64le ppc64le ppc64le GNU/Linux $ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=16.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=xenial DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS"
None of the usual manpages appear to be installed. Even a simple command like:
No manual entry for man See 'man 7 undocumented' for help when manual pages are not available.
This goes for a variety of other tools, like
grep, etc. and library functions like
printf, and so on.
I've checked that at least some manpages are actually installed:
$ dpkg -l | grep -i manpages ii manpages 4.04-2 all Manual pages about using a GNU/Linux system ii manpages-dev 4.04-2 all Manual pages about using GNU/Linux for development ii manpages-posix 2013a-1 all Manual pages about using POSIX system ii manpages-posix-dev 2013a-1 all Manual pages about using a POSIX system for development
Am I missing something? Is this specific to the
ppc64le architecture? Or is there something else I can/should install to access these manpages?
Update: As requested, I ran
sudo mandb. The result was:
0 man subdirectories contained newer manual pages. 0 manual pages were added. 0 stray cats were added. 2 old database entries were purged.
There were no changes to
man man and other such commands.
Additionally, the output of
$ manpath -g /usr/man:/usr/share/man:/usr/local/man:/usr/local/share/man:/usr/X11R6/man:/opt/man $ manpath -c /var/cache/man/oldlocal:/var/cache/man/local:/var/cache/man