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

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 16:53:05 CEST 2008

2008/7/15 Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr>:
> Mojca Miklavec scripsit (15.07.2008 14:13)
>>> 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?
>> Mea culpa. I was looking into texmf-dist, while the files are placed in texmf.
> Phew.  By the way, I always look for files in texlive.tlpdb, this texmf vs
> texmf-dist vs texmf-doc thing is too difficult for me :-)
>> Generally it works, but there is bin/platform/binary, and it would
>> expect bin/man/binary.1 as far as I understooi. If it was the other
>> way round - platform/bin/binary, it would expect
>> platform/man/binary.1. (worse idea)
> Oh, right, there's this platform additional level.  Well, this means bin/man
> and I really don't like the idea...
>> I was talking about "man mptopdf" all the time, not about "texdoc
>> mptopdf". But if you are referring to windows, I would suggest storing
>> auto-generated html or pdf files somewhere. And I see no reason why
>> these html/pdf files could not be opened on linux/mac/whatever as well
>> (optional). Those who strictly want man pages, can still use man.
>> Those who expect html or pdf, can get a html page with the same
>> content as man, even on windows.
> I think this is a good idea.  It's easy to generate ps files with man -t and
> convert them to pdf.  Anyway, this is another question, but this would
> probably be great for windows users.
>> I see no harm in shipping a bunch of additional html files with
>> autogenerated contents from man.
> IMO, the question is how to make sure the pdf/html files are re-generated
> every time the corresponding man page is changed.  I wonder if a
> pre/post-commit hook would be appropriate for this.
I think that these hooks should not do such things, at least the svn
documentation says that the hooks should not modify the content.
Conversion man->pdf should rather be implemented in the build script.

> Manuel.

Zdeněk Wagner

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