[tex-live] Non-PDF documentation

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Tue Feb 2 21:00:04 CET 2010

Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> wrote:
>> Philipp Stephani a écrit :
>> > Am 01.02.2010 um 22:12 schrieb Zdenek Wagner:
>> > 
>> >> Maybe users should be able to set in tlmgr or elsewhere, whether they 
>> >> prefer DVI or PDF if both are available.
>> > 
>> > This is already possible with the existing texdoc (variable ext_list in
>> > texdoc.cnf). There is not need to add another option to the already overly
>> > complex tlmgr.
>> Correct, but OTOH packages seldom come with both dvi and pdf documentation in
>> TL, so I doubt this option is so usefull in practice. Anyway, it exists indeed.
> aiui, tl package making _doesn't_ involve building docs -- they come
> from ctan, along with the package.
> only the most eccentric die-hards would suggest that dvi is an
> appropriate format for sites that are browsable


> so any docs that come from ctan are in pdf 

And so will be the docs in TeXLive, until I come up with a script that
fulfills my wishes somehow...

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Debian Developer (TeXLive)
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