[OS X TeX] Man and info pages in gwTeX

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Sun May 8 16:39:33 CEST 2005

On May 8, 2005, at 06:53, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Are there specific reasons why info and man pages are not added to  
> the corresponding default paths, in the same way as for the bin  
> executables, when the TeX and GS i-Packages are installed? Is this  
> security-connected?

ISTR that you are no longer supposed to set MANPATH directly, as the  
system handles this for you by searching next to bin directories  
(e.g. if your PATH has /usr/local/bin, it will search /usr/local/man  
automatically).  See the manual pages for manpath or man(1).  I find  
that even though the manpath command reports /usr/local/teTeX/man as  
part of the search path, I don't get any teTeX man pages unless I  
add /usr/local/teTeX/bin to PATH.  Is this a Tiger-only problem?

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