[OS X TeX] Man and info pages in gwTeX

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Sun May 8 17:55:28 CEST 2005

On May 8, 2005, at 08:23, Bernhard Barkow wrote:

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> On 8. Mai 2005, at 16:39, Adam R. Maxwell 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?
> Hi,
> that's no solution for you, but just FYI: my path contains only / 
> usr/local/teTeX, not /usr/local/teTeX/bin, manpath also reports / 
> usr/local/teTeX/man - but man finds the correct man page files.

My path (before I added /usr/local/teTeX/bin) contains /usr/local/ 
teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current, which might mess up the  
manpath?  I'm not sure what heuristic it uses to search alongside bin  

> I did a clean install of Tiger, and reinstalled teTeX over the old  
> installation (it's not on the OS partition), so I guess it's not  
> directly Tiger-related?

I have a clean (erase install) of Tiger.

> Stupid question: are your man pages in the correct loacation  
> (e.g., /usr/local/teTeX/man/man1/latex.1)?

Yes, and since I added /usr/local/teTeX/bin I can read them as well.


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