[tex-live] texdoc doesn't find man pages

Werner LEMBERG wl at gnu.org
Tue Jul 15 07:30:20 CEST 2008

> > I suggest that texdoc looks into the man page directories too,
> > calling `man'.
> > 
> Hmm, texdoc is supposed to work on windows as well.  AFAIK there's
> no man command in this strange system ;-)

It should be easy to make this dependent on the existence of a roff

> Moreover, texdoc currently searches only in the texmf trees: man
> pages may not be in texmf trees on some installations.

Sorry for being imprecise: I was talking about the man pages within


>   I don't think it's worth introducing new system-dependant things
> in texdoc when man does a good job at finding man pages.

Well, the man-path to the TeXLive man pages is not always set.
Regardless of calling man directly, texdoc should be able to process
*any* documentation which comes with TeXLive.

I see to possibilities: Either provide preconverted *.txt files within
TeXLive (which is probably best -- I can provide those files) or add
a man2xxx converter to TeXLive.


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