[tex-live] experience report; suggestions

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Fri Aug 28 01:41:53 CEST 2009

    RHEL5 and most recent Fedoras (AFAIK) do
    not use MANPATH or INFOPATH.  

I'll be depressed if that's really true, though it's certainly possible.
It would create a fundamental incompatibility with how Unix systems have
always been set up.

    Setting, e.g.
    INFOPATH=/usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf/doc/inf:$INFOPATH means ONLY
    the info files in /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf/doc/inf are found.

Well, it depends on what the INFOPATH variable was set to previously.

The original info program definitely supports the same sort of mechanism
as TeX, where you can say
and /some/dir will be prepended to the compiled-in list of paths.

FWIW, I just tried the system info on my CentOS 5.3 system and it worked ok.


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