[tex-live] Bug#425085: Bug#425085: texlive-doc-en: catalogue entries with dangling links

Frank Küster frank at debian.org
Thu Jun 21 08:12:21 CEST 2007

Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> but before we even start, we need to know what we want the links to
> point to.  suppose ctan has pdf docs and texlive has .dvi ... or, as in
> the case of footmisc, ctan has pdf and texlive has no docs at all?

If texlive has no docs at all, it's a bug.  If the format is different,
hm, some simple matching rules?

>> If someone wants to take this up, great.
> as it stands, i don't think it's do-able.  we need a definition of
> what's really required.  (this comes as a surprise to me ... until this
> issue arose, i had assumed it was all trivial.)
> would a non-ctan html version, as you find on sarovar, help?

Yes, that's the style.  But here the doc links point to a CTAN mirror,
for example


but for offline use you want the FOO/macros/latex/contrib to be replaced
by the path in the TEXMF tree...

Regards, Frank

P.S. Who is Jörg at tug.org in the Cc line?  My mail program refused to
send the umlaut
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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