[tex-live] Bug in texlive/texdoc?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Aug 10 12:34:12 CEST 2009

On Mo, 10 Aug 2009, Rowland McDonnell wrote:
> kpsewhich fntguide.tex
> returned no information (I've been told to play around with kpsewhich to
> discover how it works, so I thought I'd try).
> find /usr/local/texlive/2008/ -name "fntguide.tex"
> returned
> /usr/local/texlive/2008//texmf-dist/source/latex/base/fntguide.tex
> Can anyone provide information on what is wrong?

kpsewhich does not search source files, it searches the paths where
TeX would search for input files, and the source part of any texmf tree
is not part of the search path.

	kpsewhich -show-path .tex

will tell you which paths are searched.

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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