[tex-live] texdoc index

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 12:19:25 CET 2011

On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 5:31 AM, Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:
> Hi all
>> texdoc is completely broken.
> I disagree. There are some errors but in most cases texdoc works much better than the old version.
> One only has to add an exception. And you could make the change yourself and commit it, if it bothers you so much!
> Norbert

I do not think that texdoc is broken. Sure displaying LPPL for plnfss
is a funny idea but with a switch -m, -l or -s plnfss.txt will be
found as well. Unfortunately existence of texdoc itself remains an
esoteric knowledge among many texusers and switches are even more so.

Sure, LPPL.txt is present only in several doc directories of texlive,
and only one such directory (plnfss) does not contain pdf file so
probably the problem is only here. The easiest way to fix it would be
to produce plnfss.pdf from plnfss.txt

However probably texdoc for a package foo should look first for
foo.pdf among all pdfs (unless there is an exception),...., foo.txt
first as well among all txts  (unless there is an exception).


PS There is a difference between "contains bugs" and "buggy", between
"buggy" and "broken" and between "broken" and "completely broken".
Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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