Bug 42034 - perl's perltoc manpage is useless
perl's perltoc manpage is useless
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chip Turner
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-23 16:18 EDT by Mike A. Harris
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-06 16:25:13 EST
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Description Mike A. Harris 2001-05-23 16:18:34 EDT
Description of Problem:  The perltoc manpage is totally garbled.

How Reproducible:  Only on days of the week ending in y

Steps to Reproduce:
1. man perltoc

Actual Results:  Total garbage is displayed by man

Expected Results:  The perltoc manpage in easily readable format like
other manpages

Additional Information:  This wizard thing is a bit overboard for
some bugs (ie this one), but nonetheless has a humorous aspect.  ;o)
Comment 1 David Lawrence 2001-05-23 16:31:17 EDT
This seems to format fine when using the perldoc command instead of man. 


perldoc perltoc
man perltoc

These offer two different formats. Seems like man is not registering properly
certain characters such as new lines, etc.
Comment 2 Chip Turner 2001-12-19 03:31:28 EST
this is possibly a bug in pod2man.  a more recent version ships with perl 5.6.1,
which is now in rawhide.  both perldoc and man to view perltoc works for me with
this rpm

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