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

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Tue Jul 15 13:14:25 CEST 2008

Mojca Miklavec scripsit (15.07.2008 07:58)
> 1.) When installing ConTeXt scheme, these man pages do not get
> included, but they should. (read as: if I install mptopdf binary, I
> don't get its man page)
Hmm, those man pages are part of bin-context.  The script themselves are part
of bin-context.ARCH.  This looks fine to me.  I also have the man page on my
local install (I mean, not running from the svn) and it is found by man (I
have MANPATH set).  Could you try updating and come back with more details?

> 2.) Why not copying those man pages parallel to bin folder (to
> texlive/2008/bin/man)? Then they would be found by man automatically.
> I don't know the exact algorithm of man page searching, but we have
>     texmf-bin/bin/mptopdf
>     texmf-bin/man/mptopdf.1
> and that works. I guess that it would also work with the proposal
> above, though I didn't test.
Dunno. Would be a good idea since people would only have to set PATH.  Form
man man, I suppose (didn't try) we could just put things like this:

TLROOT/bin (in the PATH)
TLROOT/man (found?)

which would be cleaner than putting man in bin :-)  The problem is, there's
still no symlinks on windows...  And we don't want to really put man pages
here, at least atm, since it would be quite a big change for our update
machanisms.  Anyway this doens't solve the texdoc question.


> 3.) See http://svn.contextgarden.net/minimals-src/man/ for any other
> idea - we have both html & pdf form of man pages there, but they could
> be generated automatically for all other man pages on TL.
> Mojca

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