Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Wed Feb 13 14:18:28 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-02-12 at 00:33 -0500, MK wrote:
> no matter what i do to man.conf or specify on the command line,  
> "makewhatis" always creates a database so that "apropos" produces  
> triplicate output, which is cluttered and time consuming.  Also, if i  
> use NOCACHE in man.conf and eliminate /var/cache/catman, "makewhatis"  
> just plain stops working.
> Anyone know if there are alternate shell scripts anywhere to the one in  
> fedora 7? Or if there is anything else i can do to avoid editing this  
> script?
I am confused that you call the file man.conf. The name has been changed
to man.config since f7 at least. Are you updating the right file?
It is not well to be thought of as one who meekly submits to insolence
and intimidation.
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at

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