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Old 03-24-2010, 05:21 PM
Damien Churchill
 
Default Issue with man

I've got a rather confusing issue with man. Whenever I try and view a
man page I just end up with a blank screen.

http://www.imagebam.com/image/41dd5973332829

This occurs for any page, even for local ones. I was wondering if
anyone would be able to shed any light on why this is occuring?

Thanks,

Damien
 
Old 03-24-2010, 10:52 PM
Linas
 
Default Issue with man

Damien Churchill wrote:
> I've got a rather confusing issue with man. Whenever I try and view a
> man page I just end up with a blank screen.
>
> http://www.imagebam.com/image/41dd5973332829
>
> This occurs for any page, even for local ones. I was wondering if
> anyone would be able to shed any light on why this is occuring?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Damien
>
Does less work with other files?
What happens if you use a different pager? Eg. PAGER=more man ls

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Old 03-24-2010, 11:36 PM
Damien Churchill
 
Default Issue with man

On 24 March 2010 23:52, Linas <linas_fi@ymail.com> wrote:
> Damien Churchill wrote:
>> I've got a rather confusing issue with man. Whenever I try and view a
>> man page I just end up with a blank screen.
>>
>> http://www.imagebam.com/image/41dd5973332829
>>
>> This occurs for any page, even for local ones. I was wondering if
>> anyone would be able to shed any light on why this is occuring?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Damien
>>
> Does less work with other files?
> What happens if you use a different pager? Eg. *PAGER=more man ls
>

Hmm no that doesn't work, it just exits immediately without displaying
anything. I also just tried man -Hchromium ls, and that displays a
blank webpage.
 
Old 03-25-2010, 08:04 AM
Damien Churchill
 
Default Issue with man

On 25 March 2010 00:36, Damien Churchill <damoxc@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 24 March 2010 23:52, Linas <linas_fi@ymail.com> wrote:
>> Damien Churchill wrote:
>>> I've got a rather confusing issue with man. Whenever I try and view a
>>> man page I just end up with a blank screen.
>>>
>>> http://www.imagebam.com/image/41dd5973332829
>>>
>>> This occurs for any page, even for local ones. I was wondering if
>>> anyone would be able to shed any light on why this is occuring?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Damien
>>>
>> Does less work with other files?
>> What happens if you use a different pager? Eg. *PAGER=more man ls
>>
>
> Hmm no that doesn't work, it just exits immediately without displaying
> anything. I also just tried man -Hchromium ls, and that displays a
> blank webpage.
>

Turns out that I was having the same issue as in this thread:

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=46501

Reinstalling groff did the trick. Guess it never installed correctly
the first time for some reason as although the files were there pacman
didn't think that the package was installed.
 

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