[tex-live] less opens "install-tl --help" instead of perl-doc

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Mar 10 11:15:40 CET 2014

Hi Lukas,

>     You need to install the perl-doc package to use this program.

Indeed, this is a *p*i*t*a* in the Debian/Ubuntu packaging. 

We worked around it for tlmgr, so that if you do the same with
tlmgr you get plain text output asair.

For install-tl we didn't do that, as we don't think it is worth
the trouble.

>   Convert the POD documentation to a manpage manually and serve it via man

No, we don't want to maintain separate man pages just because some
distributions ship a butchered perldoc ...

>   Leave it as it is. I am not sure whether return code 0 or non-zero is

Yes, this is our plan. You could try to convince Debian/Ubuntu to provide
a different option.

All the best


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