can't find whatis link

Robert Briggs Robert.Briggs at techcontrol.com
Mon Mar 27 07:53:29 PST 2000


There are two version of man, one that uses a "man-db" database
and the other that uses the "whatis" database.  They both do basically the
same thing, they just use different format databases....

===bob briggs

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-lfs-discuss at fist.org [mailto:owner-lfs-discuss at fist.org]On
> Behalf Of Gerard Beekmans
> Sent: Monday, March 27, 2000 10:22 AM
> To: lfs-discuss at fist.org
> Subject: Re: can't find whatis link
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > Bingo.  That's the link....
> > 
> > ftp://ftp.win.tue.nl/pub/linux-local/utils/man/man-1.5g.tar.gz
> > 
> > There is actually a newer version, "man-1.5h1.tar.gz" available at
> > that site, but I used the version in the above link last time and
> > had no problems.
> 
> ;) I actually found that email too but thought it wasn't the right one.
> You spoke about 'whatis'. This one is about 'man'. I figured it were two
> different programs you were talking about.
> 
> -- 
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> Gerard Beekmans
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> 
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