SPUG: perldoc failures on OS X

Michael R. Wolf MichaelRWolf at att.net
Sun Dec 7 23:42:34 PST 2008

On Dec 7, 2008, at 4:59 PM, Andrew Sweger wrote:

> On Sun, 7 Dec 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.
>>     $ perldoc perl
>>     No documentation found for "perl".
>> Look familiar?  Is this a Perl or OS X issue?
> It *should* be there, I think. It works fine for me. But I have the
> developer tools (Xcode) installed, so I'm not sure where the files  
> come
> from. "perldoc -l perl" on my Mac reports:
> /System/Library/Perl/5.8.8/pods/perl.pod

Thanks.  It was *not* there prior to installing Xcode, but showed up  
at the same location after installing Xcode.

> (What's the OS X equivelant of Debian's dpkg -S /some/file?)

I don't know yet, but I will soon.

Michael R. Wolf
MichaelRWolf at att.net

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