On 13/06/07, Chad Perrin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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:
. . . without any easily discoverable guidance.
Something on the ruby site hinted at the
rdoc parser needing the source files,
though I suppose that hardly qualifies
as "Easily discoverable guidance".
Thanks much! It's working now.
No, thank _you_. I had given up on making
ri work myself.
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