perlindex - Perl manual pages index and query application

Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: perlindex
Package version: 1.605
Package release: 4
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 93 B
Download size: 14.63 KB
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Perlindex is a program to index and search the perl documentation. An index database must be built that will store keywords for *all* perl and installed modules man pages. Then perlindex can be run and will present the user the most likely choice for documentation.



    Binary package: perlindex_1.605-4_all.deb
    Source package: perlindex

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install perlindex deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install perlindex


    • /etc/cron.daily/perlindex
    • /etc/perlindex/config
    • /usr/bin/perlindex
    • /usr/share/doc/perlindex/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/perlindex/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/perlindex.1p.gz


    2012-01-26 - Damyan Ivanov <> perlindex (1.605-4) unstable; urgency=low [ Ansgar Burchardt ] * debian/control: Convert Vcs-* fields to Git. [ Salvatore Bonaccorso ] * debian/copyright: Replace DEP5 Format-Specification URL from to URL. [ gregor herrmann ] * Add Brazilian Portuguese debconf templates translation. Thanks to Marco Juliano e Silva (Closes: #649497) [ Damyan Ivanov ] * rules: invoke upstream build system with INDEXDIR in /var/cache otherwise the index files end up in /usr/share/man (Closes: #657312) * postinst: migrate existing index files from /usr/share/man to /var/cache/perlindex on upgrades from versions creating them in /usr/share/man * cron.daily: create /var/cache/perlindex if it doesn't exist Thanks to Ansgar Burchardt * add a patch replacing usage of deprecated '' with File::Find * postrm: add /var/cache/perlindex/ to the list of files to purge * bump years of debian/* copyright

    2011-06-04 - gregor herrmann <> perlindex (1.605-3) unstable; urgency=low * Add Danish debconf translation, thanks to Joe Dalton (closes: #627709). * Switch to source format 3.0 (quilt); remove quilt framework. * Bump debhelper compatibility level to 8. * Set Standards-Version to 3.9.2 (no changes). * debian/copyright: update formatting. * Add a patch to fix a spelling mistakes; refresh headers for other patches.

    2009-10-18 - Ignace Mouzannar <> perlindex (1.605-2) unstable; urgency=low [ Ignace Mouzannar ] * debian/control: - Standards-Version bumped to 3.8.3. - Updated dependency on debhelper (>= 7.0.50~). - Updated dependency on quilt (>= 0.46-7). - Added myself to Uploaders. - Updated the short descriptions. * debian/rules: - Updated the rules files to use the dh7 features. * debian/patches: - Updated testsuite.patch to fit the new version of the t/basic.t file. This pervents quilt from failing to apply the patch. (Closes: #538635) - Refreshed conffile.patch to remove the offset. * debian/perlindex.dirs: - Added the etc/perlindex directory. * debian/po: - Added the Russian translation file (ru.po) provided by Yuri Kozlov <>. (Closes: #541759) * Renamed and moved debian/configfile to debian/config/config. * debian/perlindex.install: - Updated config file installation path. * debian/copyright: - Updated the Debian changelog to follow Revision 196 of the Copyright Proposal format. - Merged *.copyright into one debian/copyright. [ Ryan Niebur ] * Remove Florian Ragwitz from Uploaders (Closes: #523220) [ Nathan Handler ] * debian/watch: Update to ignore development releases. [ Salvatore Bonaccorso ] * debian/control: Changed: Replace versioned (build-)dependency on perl (>= 5.6.0-{12,16}) with an unversioned dependency on perl (as permitted by Debian Policy 3.8.3).

    2009-02-10 - Damyan Ivanov <> perlindex (1.605-1) unstable; urgency=low [ gregor herrmann ] * Add Swedish debconf translation, thanks to Martin Bagge (closes: #503609). * Call debconf-updatepo in debian/rules' clean target; add build dependency on po-debconf in debian/control. * Add 'set -e' to debian/perlindex.config. * debian/control: Changed: Switched Vcs-Browser field to ViewSVN (source stanza). [ Damyan Ivanov ] * Add Japanese debconf translation, thanks to Hideki Yamane (Closes: #510731) * config: preserve old debconf setting (Closes: #503647) * Add Spanish debconf translation, thanks to Francisco Javier Cuadrado (Closes: #514601) * Convert debian/rules to DH7, bump debhelper dependency and debian/compat * do not ship redundant README in doc/ * add ${misc:Depends} to the list of dependencies of libtext-english-perl * *.copyright: add one sentence explaining how 'same as perl' becomes GPL|Artistic * add myself to Uploaders * New upstream release