SPUG: perldoc failures on OS X
bill at celestial.com
Sun Dec 7 18:15:43 PST 2008
On Sun, Dec 07, 2008, Michael R. Wolf wrote:
> On Dec 7, 2008, at 4:58 PM, Bill Campbell wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 07, 2008, Michael R. Wolf wrote:
>>> 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 MacBook that I just purchased does *not* have a DVD with Xcode on
> it, contrary to years of queried, historical postings to the contrary.
> This was confirmed with an 800-apple-techie conversation last week. All
> Xcode must now be downloaded from the net. It's chugging away as I
Since I tend to keep updating old machines (e.g. the Titanium
Powerbook) all my experience is with purchased OS packages, not
with new machines running Leopard :-).
>> The update includes fixes to gcc that caused gnu-tar to fail
>> building, but I don't remember the exact details.
> gcc(1) isn't *broken*, it's *missing*!!!. (That's just one of many
> other tools that cpan(1) looks for -- make(1), lynx(1), wget(1),
> ncftp(1), gpg(1)). I expect that Xcode will solve that, too.
Some of them certainly, but you may also want to look at macports
or fink. As I understand it, macports works like FreeBSD ports,
building packages from source while fink primarily provides
When I started building the OpenPKG system on my PPC leopard box,
and found Apple's gcc broken, I first built gcc from macports,
then bootstrapped OpenPKG with that. Shortly after that I found
the Xcode update, and restarted using that.
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