[tex-live] problem with tlmgr -help

Andreas Hirsch afj at gmx.org
Sat Jan 10 10:52:49 CET 2009

Hi Lars,

quoting Lars Madsen, [09.01.2009 22:40 +0100]:
> 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

that's it!

Thank You,


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