[OS X TeX] problem with man files

Martin Stokhof M.J.B.Stokhof at uva.nl
Tue Jan 2 09:56:49 CET 2007


Dear all,

Since migrating to the gwtex TexLive2006 distribution I have problems 
with reading man files, with man complaining: "man: unable to make 
sense of the file /etc/manpath.config"
I looked at the /etc/manpath.config file, but knowing next to nothing 
about unix I can't figure out what's wrong with it. It reads as 
follows:

# $FreeBSD: src/gnu/usr.bin/man/manpath/manpath.config,v 1.18 
2002/03/23 00:04:15 brian Exp $
#
# This file is read by manpath(1) to configure the mandatory manpath,
# optional manpath and to map each path element to a manpath element.
# The format is:
#
# MANDATORY_MANPATH                     manpath_element
# OPTIONAL_MANPATH                      manpath_element
# MANPATH_MAP           path_element    manpath_element
# MANLOCALES            locale1 locale2 ...
#
# every automatically generated MANPATH includes these fields
#
MANDATORY_MANPATH       /usr/share/man
#
# check if the directory exists and if it does, add it to MANPATH
#
OPTIONAL_MANPATH        /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/man
#
# set up PATH to MANPATH mapping
#
MANPATH_MAP     /bin                    /usr/share/man
MANPATH_MAP     /usr/bin                /usr/share/man
MANPATH_MAP     /usr/local/bin          /usr/local/man
MANPATH_MAP     /usr/X11R6/bin          /usr/X11R6/man
#
# set man locales, if needed
#
#MANLOCALES     ru_RU.KOI8-R
##
##
##
##
## TeX modifications start at Sun Dec 31 16:28:55 CET 2006
## Do not remove previous line
MANPATH /Library/TeX/Distributions/.DefaultTeX/Contents/Man
## Do not remove next line
## TeX modifications end at Sun Dec 31 16:28:55 CET 2006
##
## TeXMap modifications start at Sun Dec 31 16:28:55 CET 2006
## Do not remove previous line
MANPATH_MAP /usr/texbin 
/Library/TeX/Distributions/.DefaultTeX/Contents/Man
## Do not remove next line
## TeXMap modifications end at Sun Dec 31 16:28:55 CET 2006
##
~
~
~
~
(END)

Can anyone tell whether and if so how it needs to be modified?

Thanks in advance,

Martin Stokhof


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