I’m playing around with Nix in a Docker container based on
lnl7/nix, and trying to get man pages working. I’m struggling to understand what controls which man pages are exposed.
lnl7/nix:latest image has man pages for nix itself and coreutils:
$ docker run --rm -it lnl7/nix:latest ls "/run/current-system/sw/share/man/man1" b2sum.1.gz fmt.1.gz nix-store.1.gz split.1.gz base32.1.gz fold.1.gz nl.1.gz stat.1.gz ... ... ... ...
I would like, for example, to view the Bash man pages. I wrote a Dockerfile:
FROM lnl7/nix:latest RUN nix-env --file '<nixpkgs>' --install --attr man bashInteractive.man
Building and running the above image interactively shows that the man pages are present in the nix store:
ls /nix/store/*-bash-interactive-*-man/share/man/man1 bash.1.gz bashbug.1.gz
But the man page isn’t linked into the environment:
man bash No manual entry for bash ls /run/current-system/sw/share/man/man1 | grep bash || echo nothing nothing
I’ve tried several other packages (
jq.man, etc.) and had the same problem. Please help – what am I missing?