[tex-live] ltxdoc.cfg

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at latex-project.org
Mon Aug 7 11:08:27 CEST 2006

On Mon, 07 Aug 2006 08:41:27 +0200, David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> wrote:

> Hi, I have just noticed the following:
> dak at lola:/$ locate *2005*/ltxdoc.cfg
> /usr/TeX/2005/texmf-dist/doc/latex/subfigure/ltxdoc.cfg
> /usr/TeX/2005/texmf-dist/tex/latex/subfig/ltxdoc.cfg
> /usr/TeX/2005/texmf-dist/source/latex/captcont/ltxdoc.cfg
> This is pretty much inacceptable in my book.  The given packages have
> no business defining (and overriding!) the default configuration for
> TeXlive.  And if you look at their contents, they decidedly mess
> around with ltxdoc's settings in a nontrivial manner.
> There should just be one ltxdoc.cfg on a system, and it should likely
> be identical, on delivery, with the settings with which the TeXlive
> documentation has been compiled.  It might make sense, upon changing
> the paper format of a distribution, to change ltxdoc.cfg accordingly
> (or have it input a file where this information is stored).

Rolf reported this back in February in thread "ltxdoc.cfg in search path".  
Rolf, did you talk to Steven Cochran back then? All three of David's  
findings have him as author...


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