[OS X TeX] texdoc

Christopher Skeels Chris.Skeels at unimelb.edu.au
Fri Jun 16 22:53:17 CEST 2017

Hi Herb,

My texdoc problem appears to be resolved.  It was on my office machine and
so I now won¹t be in a position to check anything until next week.
However, like John I did not dot anything that consciously changed any
permissions.  The only thing I wonder is whether there were updates via
the app store to non-MacTeX related software that may have caused
problems.  Again, it will be next week before I can check.  I have TLU
configured to use mirror.ctan.org, which I think is the default.  I think
it tends to direct me to either UNSW or the aarnet mirrors, which are in
Australia, and quite unlikely to be where John is directed.

Thanks for your help.

Cheers, Chris.

On 17/06/2017 2:11 am, "MacOSX-TeX on behalf of Herbert Schulz"
<macosx-tex-bounces at email.esm.psu.edu on behalf of herbs at wideopenwest.com>

>> On Jun 14, 2017, at 8:53 PM, Christopher Skeels
>><Chris.Skeels at unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Since upgrading to the most recent version of MacTeX I am seeing the
>>following error if I try to use the texdoc command in a terminal window:
>> [machine-name]:~ folder$ texdoc enumitem
>> [string "/usr/local/texlive/2017/texmf-dist/scripts/te..."]:467:
>>attempt to call a nil value
>> I should point out that this is true for all packages that I have
>>tried, not just enumitem.  Is anybody else seeing this?  Google didn¹t
>>reveal anything that seemed especially relevant.  Does anybody have an
>>idea of how to fix the problem, because losing the texdoc command would
>>be very inconvenient.
>> Cheers, Chris.
>Have you followed the thread about a `Problem with TeX Live Utility'
>which ended up being a permissions problem. Fixing that problem also
>fixed John Burt's texdoc problem. Please see if you have that same
>problem and, if so, whether the fix given in that thread solves your
>problem too.
>Second both Christopher Skeels and John Burt experienced the problem. I
>wonder if both of you are using the same repository for updating your TeX
>Live. Please let me know what repository each of you have been using in
>Good Luck,
>Herb Schulz
>(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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