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Bug 25033 - Documentation does not appear to be available from perldl shell
Summary: Documentation does not appear to be available from perldl shell
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Perl team
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-07-21 23:23 UTC by Michael Sipior
Modified: 2004-02-27 13:27 UTC (History)
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Description Michael Sipior 2003-07-21 23:23:24 UTC
the "help" command provided in the perldl shell cannot find any documentation.
This makes it hard to determine which functions are available, and their syntax.
Even help 'help' and help 'perldl' fail with a "Unable to find PDL docs on
perldl". Just typing "help" works, and returns a screen with usage information,
so the help facility itself does not appear to be broken---the documentation is
just not there.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.perldl help PDL::IO

Actual Results:  
"Unable to find PDL docs on <foo>"

Expected Results:  
Uh, shown the documentation :)
Comment 1 Ken Nowack (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-07-22 17:35:21 UTC
Which version of PDL?

The doc's are included in the source package. So they really should have installed on your system. I looked at the PDL site and it appears that you may need to specify in perldl.conf.

Perhaps the doc's are there but the shell just can't find them.
Comment 2 Michael Cummings (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-02-27 13:27:18 UTC
reopen if this is still an issue, but as OP never responded to last post, closing for lack of comment and severe age.