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Mac Sysadmining: Find missing man pages

After upgrading to Panther and installing X-Tools, several people complained that some unix man pages, specifically section 3 (standard library), are missing. For example, if you try:
% man 3 strcmp
and get no man page, you need to follow procedure below:

  1. Remove /Library/Receipts/BSD.pkg/ (rename or delete)
  2. Insert Panther CD 1
  3. Install BSD package from Optional Packages directory

No reboot is required, and you will now have missing the missing man pages. Verify by trying man 3 strcmp again.

Stolen from Google’s cache of “”, because told me the page was gone.