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[perl #134284] Trailing slash on -Dprefix causes -Dman{1,3}dir=noneto still install manpages

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Dan Book via RT
July 11, 2019 22:28
[perl #134284] Trailing slash on -Dprefix causes -Dman{1,3}dir=noneto still install manpages
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I'm just going to repost that message since RT is displaying it horribly.

As documented in INSTALL[1], the conventional way to disable manpage
installation is the configuration -Dman1dir=none -Dman3dir=none; this
is also used by the --noman option in perl-build. It appears that if
-Dprefix is set to a path with a trailing slash, then the 'none' is
overridden by a path using $oldprefix[2], an internal Configure
variable that is apparently supposed to be set when $prefix was
changed[3]. -Dman{1,3}dir=' ' (a single space character) will work in
all cases, but as this was never documented, this overriding of 'none'
seems like a bug. If it isn't, the INSTALL documentation should
suggest setting a single space instead.


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