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FS#13590 - [man-pages] needs to install man-db

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by RicardoH (richer) - Saturday, 28 February 2009, 02:00 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Friday, 05 June 2009, 21:52 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



man-pages package don't install man-db as dependency. In a fresh install, "man" command doesn't exists (or at least don't work with "man something"). If i install man-db, it works perfect.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
man-pages 3.18-1
man-db 2.5.4-1

* config and/or log files etc.

Steps to reproduce:

I just install arch in my laptop. I use version 2009.02-core-x86_64 and install using ftp. It installed man-pages, but don't install man-db, so i don't have man command by default.
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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Friday, 05 June 2009, 21:52 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Saturday, 28 February 2009, 07:13 GMT
Did you do what the man-db post install says?
"it's recommended to create an initial"
"database running as root:"
"\"/usr/bin/mandb --quiet\""

I realise that might not be visible in a new installation. Is it logged in the pacman.log though.
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Saturday, 28 February 2009, 07:17 GMT
Hhm man-db isnt part of base. Theres also a typo in the post install msg. s/databse/database
Comment by Sergey Manucharyan (aragats) - Thursday, 12 March 2009, 22:14 GMT
  • Field changed: Percent Complete (100% → 0%)
maybe it's fixed for the fresh install, but after today's (12MAR09) system update I've lost it: "man: command not found". Of course, the installation of man-db package solved it.
Comment by Alessandro Doro (adoroo) - Sunday, 15 March 2009, 00:52 GMT
aragats, can you provide details about your issue?
Comment by Sergey Manucharyan (aragats) - Sunday, 15 March 2009, 03:06 GMT
Well, I've just made system update with "pacman -Syuw" (ran overnight to download >700MB), "pacman -Su" commands and found that there is no "man" command anymore. I searched site for possible reasons and found this bug report. I've installed "man-db" package then. I'm using i686 Archlinux on Thinkpad R61 laptop, Xmonad+dzen DE.
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Friday, 05 June 2009, 21:52 GMT
man-pages doesn't need the man-db package. they can be read also with other tools. and man-db is now also in the base group. so there's nothing to fix.