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Re: [ID 20000316.011] perldoc INSTALL

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Tom Christiansen
March 23, 2000 13:50
Re: [ID 20000316.011] perldoc INSTALL
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>> perldoc INSTALL
>> /usr/bin/pod2man: bad option in paragraph 52 of INSTALL: ``-d'' should
>> be [CB]<-d>

Good news for you, Andy!  I went to hack your request to the --lax
hack of Nathan's, and found that this no longer occurs.  Russ's
current version produces this:

    At any Configure prompt, you can type  &\-d and Configure will use the
    defaults from then on.
    After it runs, Configure will perform variable substitution on all the
    *.SH files and offer to run make depend.
    .Sh "Altering variables for C compiler switches etc."
    .IX Subsection "Altering variables for C compiler switches etc."
    For most users, all of the Configure defaults are fine.  Configure
    also has several convenient options which are all described below.
    However, if Configure doesn't have an option to do what you want,
    you can change Configure variables after the platform hints have been
    run, by using Configure's \-A switch.  For example, here's how to add
    a couple of extra flags to C compiler invocations:

Without the previous well-intentioned but quasiquerulent quips.

The docs do talk about how the --lint and/or --lax options are
still unimplemented in the new version.

I have some concern that this will mean people won't be writing
well-formed manpages anymore, but that these will be nevertheless
fed to the man system.    

But that's for another day.  For the nonce, I think this should solve
your needs.


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