[tex-live] Viewing doc through texdocpk

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Thu Nov 4 04:51:45 CET 2004

On Wed, 3 Nov 2004, Karl Berry wrote:

> I am sad that texdoctk apparently requires manual maintenance of every
> single doc file.  This does not seem like a good idea.  Why not search
> for both .dvi and .pdf, at the very least?  And surely subdir searching
> would be a much better mechanism than explicitly specifying every
> directory.  Wow.

Fortunatelly, texdoctk doesn't use absolute path and works now with 
differents trees (texmf/doc/, texmf-dist/doc/ and texmf-doc/doc/ so we 
have some progress...

> Staszek, I think you've talked with the texdoctk maintainer before.
> Would you like to bring up this problem, maybe show them Thomas's
> script, etc.?  I am not inclined to hack up texdoctk.dat myself.

Sure. It it somehow tedious work. Kaja spent a lot of time last year
for correcting it by hand. Anyway, it would be welcome if someone 
can follow Thomas' ideas and take this part (Daniel, can you help?).

Staszek Wawrykiewicz
StaW at gust.org.pl

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