[rrd-users] Re: pod2man problem with RRDtool?

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at slot.hollandcasino.nl
Sat Apr 28 16:23:36 MEST 2001

Leo Cloutier wrote:
> I am trying to install rrdtool-1.0.33.  After successfully entering "sh
> configure", I type "make" and get the following error:
> pod2man --release=1.0.33 --center=rrdtool rrdtool.pod  > rrdtool.1
> sh: pod2man: not found
> *** Error code 1

> I have perl version 5.00503 installed on a Sun system running Solaris 8.
> From looking at:
> http://ee-staff.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/rrdtool/pub/CHANGES it seems that
> people have encountered this problem before.  Is there a simple way to fix
> this problem?

I think you're referring to another problem. There were issues with
the format of the pod file, not with pod2man itself.

The pod2man program cannot be found on your system, either because it
is missing or because its location is not specified in PATH.

The obvious solution is to correct this problem.  Find out if it
is installed already, if not then do so.  AFAIK this is part of the
perl installation but I could be wrong.  If it is installed, correct
your PATH settings to include the location of the file.  Most likely
it is installed in /usr/bin and this dir is not in the PATH.

As a work around you could try one of the next suggestions:
- create a fake pod2man script, just echoing the string fake
- edit the file Makefile to exclude the docs from the process
- use touch to create a recent man file (basename.1) so make
  doesn't try to create one
Of course you shouldn't do this, you really need the docs...

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