[tex-k] Path without !! but with a ls-R file

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Fri Nov 13 01:03:40 CET 2009

Karl Berry a écrit :
> I'm not sure about the behavior you are descrbing.  Dick Koch reported a
> bug (I consider it a bug) in the way kpse behaves which seems to be the
> reverse of what you are describing.  See comment that I wrote in
> texmf.cnf below.
I remembered reading that but couldn't find the reference. I think
that's the reason why I implemented it this way.

> Anyway, I don't think ls-R should be ignored.  It should be used if it
> is there.  My original idea was that if a file was found via ls-R,
> great.  If not, then the search would fail if it was a !! tree, and the
> disk would be searched if it was not an !! tree.
Sure. But in texdoc there is no clear notion of "fail".

> Anyway II, isn't reimplementing all this (il)logic in texdoc bound to be
> problematic?  You can't run kpsewhich?  Can we add something to
> kpsewhich so you could run it?
I was thinking about that for a moment. The point is, I'm not sure
exactly what I would need. For the moment, I feel more comfortable
reimplementing this. (I'm sure I got a few details wrong, but it's
working since some time now, so...)


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