[tex-live] texdoc can't find texmf.cnf

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Mon Jun 23 12:30:00 CEST 2008

Heiko Oberdiek <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de> writes:

> On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 11:05:54AM +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
>> PDF are standalone.  In my ideal world, CTAN would carry PDF, and an
>> installed TeXlive would carry everything that can be represented by DVI
>> in DVI: TeXlive documentation does not need to be standalone.  The fonts
>> and stuff for viewing are there.
> DVI is quite impractical: each dvi driver supports its own set
> of \special commands. I don't know a program that inspects
> the specials in the DVI file and can say, that the DVI file
> doesn't use specials


Anyway, that's what "can be represented by DVI" was supposed to mean.
Most .dtx files will compile to special-free DVI.

David Kastrup

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