[tex-live] problem with tlmgr -help

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri Jan 9 22:40:36 CET 2009

Andreas Hirsch wrote:
> Hi,
> trying tlmgr -help on Linux, i've got:
> root at spessart:/home/huygens# tlmgr -help
> You need to install the perl-doc package to use this program.
> root at spessart:/home/huygens# tlmgr install perl-doc
> tlmgr: installation location
> ftp://ftp.dante.de/pub/tex/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008
> install: perl-doc
> /usr/local/texlive/bin/i386-linux/tlmgr: Cannot find package perl-doc
> tlmgr: package log updated at /usr/local/texlive/texmf-var/web2c/tlmgr.log
> any hints?
> Andreas

might be bad wording in tlmgr, you need to install the perl-doc package 
from your Linux dist not LaTeX.

It will provide perldoc (or similar), which is missing on your system



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