[tex-live] TeX Live Installer -- pregeneration of formats

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Thu Jun 12 22:10:39 CEST 2008

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> wrote:

> Frank Küster scripsit (10.06.2008 22:35)
>>> Oh, unfortunately I have a command 'see' available, which I didn't know.  By
>>> the way, the result is is a good example why texdoc should use texlive.tlpdb
>>> in the future...
>> texlive.tlpdb? Isn't that just the database used for selection and
>> installation of TeXLive packages? Why should it use that - that would
>> restrict its use to packages installed that way, whereas now it can also
>> show you locally installed and even user-specific stuff.
> We don't want to get rid of the current way it works, but it could in addition
> use texlive.tlpdb to get info from the catalogue, eg that gemoetry's user
> manual is in texmf-dist/doc/latex/geometry/manual.pdf. Currently it returns a
> page from the TeX academy in my TL'08 installation: hardly what you would
> expect as a user.

Ah, okay - now I got the point. Yes, that would be a good idea. The -s
option would:

a) look in texlive.tlpdb whether it can find the "main" documentation
   there, maybe even tell the user about translations

b) look for directories that match, as it does now

c) look for filenames that match

and without the -s option it would show what texlive.tlpdb tells it is
the best match, except if the user switched that off explicitly.

Regards, Frank

Frank Küster
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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