perldoc stub breaks Pod::Usage

Bug #368579 reported by nandhp on 2009-04-28
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: perl

Pod::Usage invokes /usr/bin/perldoc to provide verbose usage information. If the perl-doc package is not installed, this does not work ("You must install the perl-doc package to use this program").

I'd like to suggest that the perl package includes a functioning version of perldoc, which produces a warning if:
  1. perl-doc is not installed, and
  2. the requested documentation was not found.
For example:

$ perldoc perlfunc
No documentation found for "perlfunc".
The perl-doc package contains the main set of documentation for perl, but it is not installed.

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