make fails when environment variable PERLDOC="-i" is set

Jonathan Leto jaleto at
Wed Feb 17 18:27:12 UTC 2010


Should we set PERLDOC="" in the shell that the configure and build
happen in, to prevent this?

Thanks for reporting this, eggyknap++


On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 6:06 AM, Joshua Tolley <eggyknap at> wrote:
> I found myself unable to build just now. The build process would show me a POD
> document, I'd exit the pager, and it would show me another. This happened two
> or three times, and then the build failed complaining about a missing .pod
> file. It turns out this was because I had the PERLDOC environment variable set
> to "-i". Unsetting it fixed my build problems.
> I hope this is useful to someone ;)
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