Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 42034
perl's perltoc manpage is useless
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:23 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
Additional Information: This wizard thing is a bit overboard for
some bugs (ie this one), but nonetheless has a humorous aspect. ;o)
This seems to format fine when using the perldoc command instead of man.
These offer two different formats. Seems like man is not registering properly
certain characters such as new lines, etc.
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