[tex-live] doc trees questions

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Wed Sep 8 23:53:37 CEST 2004

I'd like to sort out (at least for myself) doc trees layouts.
1. do we have any list of documentation files to be updated from the 
   sources in many texmf trees? Eg. NEWS and pdf-syntax.txt are updated
   only in the source tree.
2. some examples:
   texmf/doc/ contains doc files copied or prepared from the sources,
     right? The documentation here mostly describes the programs, like
     bibtex8, dvips, etc. and more general web2c and kpathsea.
   texmf-dist/doc/aleph and bibtex (but they are also programs).
   texmf-doc/doc/pdftex/ contains 3 files copied from the source tree 
     (NEWS, README and pdf-syntax.txt, not yet updated).
     I think that those files should be consequently in texmf/doc/
     or the whole pdftex/ should be rather moved to texmf-dist/doc/

Last thing: texmf-doc/ tree isn't declared in $TEXMF (texmf.cnf), so
texdoctk has no chance finding the files. I'm affraid that all
texmf* trees should be declared at least in texdocrc.defaults. Am I right?
Any idea?

Staszek Wawrykiewicz
StaW at gust.org.pl

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