[tex-live] bug(?) of tlmgr

Ruben Prins ruben_prins at planet.nl
Sat Dec 20 17:55:51 CET 2008


Unfortunately, adding this perldoc.bat makes the problem worse. Now *every*
Windows user will have the problem, not just those that have a secondary
Perl installation. The x: drive thingy is in tlperl/lib/Config.pm; which is
reset with every update of tlperl, so since my latest tlmgr update, --help
is hosed again:

If I add 

       print $progpath . "\n";

just before the system call to perldoc in tlperl/lib/Pod/Usage.pm, I get


So the fix is not a new perldoc shim, but a correct Config.pm (or a
different incantation of perldoc in pod2usage).


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: tex-live-bounces at tug.org [mailto:tex-live-bounces at tug.org] Namens
> Karl Berry
> Verzonden: zaterdag 20 december 2008 3:02
> Aan: tex-live at tug.org; fnsteed at hotmail.com
> Onderwerp: Re: [tex-live] bug(?) of tlmgr
>     until an official fix comes in:
> We believe the best fix is to download the file
>   http://tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Master/tlpkg/tlperl/bin/perldoc.bat
> and put it into the corresponding place in your install hierarchy, that
> is,
>   c:/whatever/texmf/tlpkg/tlperl/bin/perldoc.bat
> This should work around the problem of the weird x: drive thingy when
> ActivePerl (or whatever perl) is installed, since then the --help
> function will find our perldoc instead.
> Windows experts, please correct/elucidate.  I'll add the above to
> tug.org/texlive/windows.html when we know for sure.
> karl

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