[tex-live] texdoc problem

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Mon May 23 19:02:16 CEST 2011

I have just updated today, but the problem occured before
the update as well.

Version information:
  * texdoc --version reports 0.80
  * texlive.infra: revision 20975

System: Windows XP Professional, SP3

The problem:
The command
     texdoc cm-super
produces an error:
     c:/TL/2010/texmf/scripts/texdoc/view.tlu:65: attempt to index a nil value
(all on one line).

Trying with quotes:
     texdoc "cm-super"
has the same result, as do the following two quoting/escaping
methods provided by my command shell:
     texdoc `cm-super`
     texdoc cm^-super
The abbreviation "texdoc super" had the same result.

Other tries (below) produce the following:
    Sorry, no documentation found for ....
where "..." is the argument attempted:
    texdoc 'cm-super'
    texdoc cm\-super
    texdoc cm--super
    texdoc cmsuper

I tried other packages. These work:
     texdoc cm-unicode
     texdoc unicode
while these produce the same "nil value" message:
     texdoc cm-lgc
     texdoc lgc


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Fayetteville, Arkansas

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