[tex-live] documentation

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Fri Mar 16 01:31:50 CET 2007

    Some docs are not linked properly (i.e. package geometry, fourier). I  
    call texdoc, the browser starts up, but the link to the readme or to  
    the doc file fails:

Thanks for the report.  

I admit I am not very familiar with texdoc.  From what I can see
quickly, it calls kpsewhich -format='TeX system documentation' $name$ext
($name$ext will be, e.g., fourier.pdf).  So if the name doesn't match
it's not going to be found.

There is a list of explicit documentation files the file texdoctk.dat,
but again, at a quick glance, that is only used by texdoctk and not

Would anyone like to extend texdoc to use that where possible, or
otherwise deal with this stuff?  Seems like a lot could be done in this
area, but I can't take it on.


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