Install Linux development man pages in Ubuntu


By default Ubuntu doesn’t install the manual pages used for Linux software development which is an invaluable reference for any system developer. These man pages describe the Linux programming interface including Linux system calls as well as system library calls.

To install these man pages simply install the manpages-dev package.

You can also install the POSIX specific interfaces by installing the manpages-posix-dev package.

  • Remya

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  • Viji


    I am getting the following error message, while doing it. Could you please help me?

    :~$ sudo apt-get install manpages manpages-dev
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    manpages is already the newest version.
    Package manpages-dev is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    E: Package manpages-dev has no installation candidate


    • Ryan

      What version of Ubuntu are you running?