Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for UNIX

ProcedureTo Update Your MANPATH Variable

The following example procedure shows how to ensure that the Application Server man pages are available using the C shell.

  1. Check your MANPATH environment variable to see if the correct path is already there.

    env | grep MANPATH

  2. If the correct path is not there, add the location of your Java ES component man pages to your MANPATH environment variable.

    • On Solaris OS, the following example command sets your MANPATH environment variable for the session:

      setenv MANPATH {$MANPATH}:/usr/dt/man:/usr/man:/opt/SUNWappserver/share/man

      To configure this environment variable to apply each time you log in, add the setenv command contents to your .login or .cshrc file.

    • On Linux, update the /etc/man.config file with the required MANPATH. For example, add this line to the /etc/man.config file:

      MANPATH /opt/sun/man

      The new man pages will be fully accessible, regardless of path.

      Note –

      For Linux, if users have MANPATH settings in their own shells, the procedure for Solaris OS should be used. This allows their personal settings to override the /etc/man.config file. You must also set the MANSECT variable.

    • On HP-UX, update the /etc/MANPATH file with the required MANPATH. For example, add this line to the /etc/MANPATH file:

  3. On Linux, you might need to set the MANSECT environment variable.

    Edit the MANSECT line in the /etc/man.config file. For example:

    # and the MANSECT environment variablle is not set.
    MANSECT     1:8:2:3:4:5:6:7:9:tcl:n:l:p:o

    Change the second line to read this:

    MANSECT     1:8:2:3:4:5:6:7:9:tcl:n:l:p:o:5:dsconf:5dpconf:5dssd:5dsat:5dsoc
  4. Verify that the man pages are accessible.

    For example, the following command should display the asadmin man page for Application Server:

    man asadmin