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Bug 437484 - dev-lang/perl-5.16.1 - Pod::Perldoc (perldoc) failures caused by typo
Summary: dev-lang/perl-5.16.1 - Pod::Perldoc (perldoc) failures caused by typo
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Development (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Perl team
Keywords: PATCH
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-10-07 04:51 UTC by Dave Armstrong
Modified: 2014-05-27 06:41 UTC (History)
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fix typo in Pod::Perldoc v3.17 (pod-perldoc.patch,350 bytes, patch)
2012-10-07 04:51 UTC, Dave Armstrong
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Description Dave Armstrong 2012-10-07 04:51:08 UTC
Created attachment 325870 [details, diff]
fix typo in Pod::Perldoc v3.17

There's a bug in the perl module Pod::Perldoc (v3.17) that ships with Perl 5.16.1 that causes "perldoc" to fail under certain conditions.  My observation has been that the "-i" flag (for case insensitive matching) reliability triggers it).  In such cases, the following error message results:

"Can't locate object method "Is_dos" via package "Pod::Perldoc" at /usr/lib64/perl5/5.16.1/Pod/ line 1424".

Both the cause and the solution are quite simple and summarized succinctly in the CPAN bug report to which I linked.  Attached is the patch from CPAN, with the only difference being the paths in the patch header -- I modified it to include the Perl version for maintenance purposes.
Comment 1 Mikle Kolyada (RETIRED) archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2014-05-27 06:41:10 UTC
Should be fine in last stable