Set Up man Pages Using InfoExplorer Hypertext CDROM
About this document
Setting up man pages
How the script works
This document discusses the software and procedure needed to set up man
pages in AIX Version 4.1 and 4.2 systems.
The following documents on man pages are available from IBMFAX Information Service.
- man Pages InfoExplorer Tips After 3.2 Install/Update
- Installing man Pages Using Installation Media (AIX 4.1 and 4.2)
- Install man Pages Using Installation Media in AIX 4.3
- Set Up man Pages and InfoExplorer Using TechLib CD-ROM
Please refer to Chapter 14 of the AIX Version 4.1 System Management Guide,
order numbers SC23-2525-01.
The Hypertext Information Base Library for AIX Version 4.1 is a licensed
product. The Hypertext Information Base Library can be ordered using:
Product number: 5696-919
Feature code: 4001
Media Type: 3410 CD ROM
- To create and mount the CD-ROM file system and run the /infocd/linkinfocd
script, root user authority or membership in the system group is required.
- The LANG variable in the systems environment must be set to the correct
value, en_US for US English. To display the variable, enter:
Use the command smit chlang to change the LANG variable.
To access InfoExplorer databases from CD-ROM for the first time, complete
the following steps:
- Create a CD-ROM file system with /infocd as the mount point. Use the smit
crcdrfs fastpath to create the CD-ROM file system.
- Mount the CD-ROM file system using the smit fastpath smit mountfs.
- Run the linkinfocd script by entering:
The linkinfocd script links the database subdirectories from the /infocd
CD-ROM file system to the /usr/lpp/info/lib/en_US/aix41 directory. Each
database subdirectory is linked individually, just as each database can be
installed separately. This allows databases to be installed on a fixed disk
drive, linked from a mounted CD-ROM, or a combination of both. The
script also links the ispaths file from the /infocd CD-ROM file to the
The linkinfocd script does the following:
- Checks to see if InfoExplorer (/usr/lpp/info) is installed on the system.
If /usr/lpp/info does not exist, the script exits.
- Checks to see if the /usr/lpp/info/lib/en_US/aix41 directory exists and
creates it if it is not found.
- Checks to see if the database subdirectories exist by looking for the name
in /usr/lpp/info/lib/en_US/aix41 as:
- If the database subdirectory is not found in /usr/lpp/info/lib/en_US/aix41,
the script links that database subdirectory from
/infocd/usr/lpp/info/lib/en_US/aix41 to /usr/lpp/info/lib/en_US/aix41.
The script then checks to see if the /usr/lpp/info/data/ispaths file exists.
[ Doc Ref: 90605212214780 Publish Date: Jan. 30, 2001 4FAX Ref: 5734 ]