SPUG: perldoc failures on OS X

Bill Campbell bill at celestial.com
Sun Dec 7 16:58:12 PST 2008

On Sun, Dec 07, 2008, Michael R. Wolf wrote:
> [I'm writing this from OS X.  Thanks to all who responded to my previous 
> "Perl on OS X" posting.  I'm very happy with the new "unibody" design 
> (machined from a single aluminum block) which should hold up to the 
> physical demands of my "road warrior" schedule.  And.... I have a 
> *native* command line.  Bye, bye Cygwin.  Thanks for making my XP sane. 
> but so long....]
> Since my old #1 problem (no portable computing) is solved, a new #1  
> problem has emerged: perldoc(1) is installed, but doesn't work.

I suggest installing the xcode package from the original
installation DVS, then pick up the on-line update.  I think the
one must sign up to Apple's free developer program to get to the
on-line updates.

The update includes fixes to gcc that caused gnu-tar to fail
building, but I don't remember the exact details.

I just did a couple of quick checks of perldoc on my PPC Titanium
Powerbook running leopard, and it works fine.

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