Sunix Adm
  • Sunix Adm
    Sunix Adm

    Hi all,

    I was introduced to Eclipse and Epic in a recent perl class and am trying to get things going in Ubuntu.  Eclipse and Epic were pre-installed for the class and I am finding that it isn't as easy as it appears.

    The first problem I haven't been able to resolve is with perldoc.  Searches in perldoc result in the  error message: "Documentation not available."

    Do I need to install the documentation separately?


    • Jan Ploski
      Jan Ploski

      Mark a built-in function in your source code (like 'print'), then select the Perldoc function from context menu. Does it say "Documentation not available" then? If it works, what are the exact steps you follow?

      You don't need to install perldoc documentation separately (at least not for the built-in functions and preinstalled Perl modules).

      • I also have a problem with perldoc, but on windows. For an unknown reason, Perldoc launches in a new cmd.exe window instead of putting the result in the perldoc eclipse window...

        Do you have any idea?

        The logs I added to perldoc.bat report those command lines:
        "-m "Win32API::File""

        "-t -f "print""
        "-t -q "print""
        "-t "print""
        "-m "print""

        "-t -f "use""
        "-t -q "use""
        "-t "use""
        "-m "use""

        • Jan Ploski
          Jan Ploski

          What have you configured as your Perl executable in the Preferences? (It should be perl.exe, not anything else.)

    • Whoups, you are absolutely correct!

      I configured wperl.exe (doesn't this stand for windows perl:) ). Now, After replacing wperl.exe with perl.exe, Perldoc works perfectly!

      Thank you very much.

    • Dale Davies
      Dale Davies

      Had the same problem as Kelemvor, now fixed. I had followed the advice on the IBM site and used the wperl executable:


  • pid

    I'm running Eclipes/Epic on Fedora/Linux PC and I have the same problem but none of the solution given above apply to this platform.  I've confirm perldoc is on my system path by running perldoc on a terminal but for some reason Eclipse doesn't find it.  I've search this several times from different forums… please help.