[tex-live] pretest: texdoc problem

Uwe Siart uwe.siart at tum.de
Sun Jul 26 21:11:49 CEST 2009

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> writes:

> On 26 July 2009 Uwe Siart wrote:
>  > When I reported this bug I could not call texdoc at all. It was provoked
>  > by my MSYS installation with a shell script named 'shell' on PATH. But
>  > this is fixed now in TL. texdoc no longer stumbles across my MSYS but
>  > uses start.exe as intended.
> Did you have the MSYS bin directory in Windows PATH?  This would be
> quite unusual.

Yes, I did (and do). IIRC the MSYS installer put it there. And I always
meant no harm by this because /msys/bin/ contains many utilities which I
gladly use on my windows machine (cat, diff, sed, ...). For me it has
always been the main purpose of MSYS to provide those utils.


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