On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 03:06:08AM -0400, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> On 13/06/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >On 12/06/07, Chad Perrin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >> No matter what I try to look up with ri (the Ruby information utility
> >> that is used to look up stuff about classes, methods, et cetera, from the
> >> command line), it returns the same result:
> >>
> >>   > ri Time.strftime
> >>   Nothing known about Time.strftime
> >>
> >> I don't see anything in /usr/ports/lang that seems to relate to the
> >> matter of ensuring ri has a database of information to share.  What am I
> >> missing?  How can I get ri working properly on FreeBSD?
> >
> >On a hunch I typed "ri -h" . . .
> >and another hunch made me type "ri -c" . . .
> >
> >. . .
> >Well, crap. rdoc wants something I can't think
> >to give it.
> >Hopefully this will start making sense.
> >
> 
> Hello, self.  Also, hello, Chad!
> 
> % tar jxvf /ports/distfiles/ruby/ruby-1.8.6.tar.bz2
> % sudo rdoc --ri -R -U ruby-1.8.6/
> 
> seems to be producing output.

Interesting.  Any idea why this isn't more obvious?

I guess my mistake was in not trying "ri -c".  I'm also not terribly
clear on how I'd have guessed at:
  /usr/ports/distfiles/ruby/ruby-1.8.6.tar.bz2

. . . without any easily discoverable guidance.

Thanks much!  It's working now.

-- 
CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
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