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From:
James E Keenan
Date:
July 6, 2013 02:23
Subject:
Repairing an installation from source
Message ID:
20130706022312.22657.qmail@lists-nntp.develooper.com
On May 19, I compiled and installed Perl 5.18.0 on my Linode.  I have 
compiled and installed Perl several times on this machine, always 
without incident.

Today, on this machine, I said and received:

$ perldoc perlvar
Got a 0-length file from /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.18.0/pod/perlvar.pod via 
Pod::Perldoc::ToTerm!?

  at /usr/local/bin/perldoc line 9.


I checked that directory, and, sure enough, many (but not all) of my 
*.pod files are empty:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root staff      0 May 19 20:04 a2p.pod
-rw-r--r-- 1 root staff      0 May 19 20:04 perl5004delta.pod
-rw-r--r-- 1 root staff      0 May 19 20:04 perl5005delta.pod
-rw-r--r-- 1 root staff      0 May 19 20:04 perl5100delta.pod
...

Curiously, 'man perlvar' works.

Is it possible that a "disk full" could have prevented all the pod files 
from being properly installed?

Is there any way for me to repair this?  I.e., to shove valid files into 
that directory to replace the empties?

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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