# Linux – Apropos on Arch returns “Nothing Appropriate,” no makewhatis command

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I've been having a problem with apropos on both my Arch linux install and my ArchBang install.

When I run the apropos or the whatis command, it returns "nothing appropriate" for anything I enter, including even things like 'man' and 'ls'.

Other sources have suggested running the makewhatis command, but both my systems can't find that command. I looked in the /usr/sbin directory, and there's no makewhatis binary located there.

I reinstalled the entire man package, but that made no other changes.

Could this possibly not be present in the packages stored in the arch RPMs?