[tex-live] display issue with "tlmgr help" ??

jfbu jfbu at free.fr
Mon Sep 11 17:18:59 CEST 2017

Le 11 sept. 2017 à 14:25, jfbu <jfbu at free.fr> a écrit :

> Thus "pod2text" looks OK, but "pod2usage" possibly has a problem
> in the Perl 5.24 I got from MacPorts


I was communicated off-list some info with confirmation that
there is some specific issue with the Perl 5.24 from MacPorts

I can't understand the details but to recapitulate my further experiments:

$ perldoc perldoc

gives bad result


$ perldoc -oman perldoc

gives ok result

and also

$ perldoc -M Pod::Perldoc::ToMan perldoc

gives ok result

and also

$ perldoc -M Pod::Perldoc::ToText perldoc

produces ok result (without colours nor bold face)

If I remove from PATH visibility of the MacPorts Perl
I obtain OK result already from

$ perldoc perldoc

without further ado or tinkering

Although surely quite unrelated, let me mention too that from

$ man perldoc

I get

       perldoc - Look up Perl documentation in Pod format.

           B<perldoc> [B<-h>] [B<-D>] [B<-t>] [B<-u>] [B<-m>] [B<-l>] [B<-F>]
               [B<-i>] [B<-V>] [B<-T>] [B<-r>]


note the extra formatting "B<foo>" but following pages appear OK

The same is produced from a "man perldoc" with PATH including
the /opt/local/bin



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