[tex-live] texdoc: complain_about_old_envvar

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Sun Aug 24 01:21:38 CEST 2008

Reinhard Kotucha scripsit (24.08.2008 00:12)
> Exactly.  And even if people didn't read the manual and the old
> settings don't work anymore,

They do work.

> there is no need to warn them explicitly.

There is a need. See all the complaints here about things not working any more
as they did before. As I already told, myself as a user has already been
surprised by the former name change, so...

> I think that if people are unable to look into the manual at this
> point, nobody can help them anyway.
Disagreed. Do you mean I'm not a "good" user enough to be helped? ;-)

> One thing could be improved though: texdoc --help should either
> describe the env vars or point people to the manual.
It does the second.


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