Installing man pages?

  • How does one install the man pages in pfSense 1.2.3-RC1?  I've tried logging into the shell, running sysinstall, Changing the Release Name to 7.1-Release, Configure->Distributions->man, however after installation, I still dont' seem to have a binary for man anywhere.

    I tried searching the wiki, but I can't seem to find something that indicates how to install man pages on the system.



  • If it helps, the man pages for FreeBSD can be found on the FreeBSD web site.

  • Thanks - I realize that.  However sometimes it's nice to just be able to type man XXX within the same shell and not have to worry about needing / opening a web browser, etc…

    I figured it would be easy to install the man package, but I just can't seem to find the package that contains the man (and related) binaries



  • It isn't a package, it's part of the base install for FreeBSD.  Since it's been stripped out of pfSense there's no simple way of adding it back.

  • Wow.  I would never have guessed that.  That's a shame; man pages are so useful…

    Thanks anyhow,


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