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From: Chris Faylor <cgf AT cygnus DOT com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 11:10:09 -0400
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Subject: Re: [s DOT prescott AT chem DOT usyd DOT edu DOT au: man.config]
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In-Reply-To: <1206-Fri09Jun2000095858+0100-starksb@ebi.ac.uk>; from starksb@ebi.ac.uk on Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 09:58:58AM +0100

On Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 09:58:58AM +0100, David Starks-Browning wrote:
>On Wednesday 7 Jun 00, Chris Faylor writes:
>> On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 07:45:20AM +0100, David Starks-Browning wrote:
>> >On Tuesday 6 Jun 00, Chris Faylor writes:
>> >> Can anyone verify if this is true?  Does man not work "out of the box"?
>> >
>> >It works fine for me, too.  I've already written to this guy asking
>> >for more details, I'll forward them if I get any useful information.
>> 
>> Thanks!
>
>It turns out this was user error, not a problem with Cygwin.  He had
>umount-ed /usr/lib immediately after installing Cygwin, because it
>'seemed a little odd' to him.  So of course man didn't work.
>
>I was thoroughly confused by his explanation in the email I cc'd to
>this list.  I thought he had *fixed* the problem by umount-ing
>/usr/lib, which of course made no sense to me at all!
>
>Sheesh.  Glad that's sorted.

Thanks for tracking it down, David.

It looks like this /usr/bin, /usr/lib stuff is fodder for the FAQ...

cgf

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