[Catalyst] using perldoc on VM
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Mon Jun 11 14:33:12 GMT 2012
On 11/06/2012 15:05, Lukas Thiemeier wrote:
> On 06/11/2012 03:38 PM, John Deighan wrote:
>> I'm using the Catalyst VM that accompanies the catalyst tutorial. I'm
>> currently unable to use perldoc:
>> catalyst at catalyst:~/MyApp$ perldoc Session::Store
> This highly depends on your distribution, and is totaly unrelated to
Not so. As specified he is using the tutorial VM provided by shadow cat
and recommended in the Catalyst tutorial:
They have failed to include perldoc in their VM image which is rather
embarrassing. I suspect it's a debian image, but it doesn't actually
specify on the download page, and I don't have time or inclination to
download it just to find that out.
> On debian based systems, "perldoc" is included in the package
> "perl-doc", so you can install it by runnig "apt-get install perl-doc"
> as root.
> Since the output on your console says "You need to install the perl-doc
> package...", a reasonable first step would be to follow these
> instructions and install the perl-doc package!
It's a reasonable assumption to expect perldoc be included with the
> On redhat based systems, perldoc should be included in in the main perl
> package, but it has been a while since I was working on redhat, so i am
> not sure if this is right.
> If you build your own perl, e.g with "perlbrew" (which I recommend)
> perldoc should be included.
As he stated in the original post, he's using the Catalyst tutorial VM.
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