So in a recent fit of folly, I followed the instructions in this answer on the Ubuntu SE page since I wanted to remove most of the documentation. However, I didn't read the commands well enough and missed that that those would also remove the man pages, which I didn't want.
After the damage was done, I'm now trying to figure out how to recover from my mistake. After reinstalling
manpages, it still does not work though. Currently,
man cp for example only shows a bunch of
~ ~ ~
Exiting this view of the broken manpage leaves me with an error
man: command exited with status 3: /usr/lib/man-db/zsoelim | /usr/lib/man-db/manconv -f UTF-8:ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8//IGNORE | preconv -e UTF-8 | tbl | nroff -mandoc -Tutf8
Is anyone aware of an approach to fix this?