Installing BIND 9's MAN pages

Bob Vance bobvance at
Tue Mar 27 21:43:01 UTC 2001

In the short time that I looked at it last night, I didn't see that the
'man' pages were done with the 'make install'.  I looked very, very briefly
at the Makefiles and didn't see it, so I just manually copied them to
/usr/local/man... .

Does the BIND distro support installing the 'man' pages cleanly?

I apologize to all those with flame throwers at the ready for this
non-researched question :)
Wait.  No, I don't ;>)
Bring it on!

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Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 3:17 PM
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Subject: Re: Installing BIND 9's MAN pages

Of course, if Bind9 came with the man pages in cat format as well (a la
OpenSsh), or even better they were not in a format that half of the unix
cannot read, this problem would not even come up...

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> You might check the list archives at; this has been discussed
> recently.  Briefly, the current manpages are in groff format; you can
> put groff on your Sun, or copy the manpages to a Linux box and view them
> there.
> -----
> I have been successful in installing BIND 9.1.0 (on Solaris 7), but have
> problems integrating the accompanying man pages.  I know this isn't a
> for teaching about installing man pages, but I've seen man posting about
> this and no "eureka! that's it!" answers.  I'll use the dig file (dig.1)
> example.  Here is a much condensed list of what I've tried:

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