[tex-live] texdoc Documentation for einfuehrung Is Incorrect

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Apr 13 09:04:58 CEST 2012

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> wrote:

> Le 12/04/2012 23:51, C.M. Connelly a écrit :
> > ``texdoc einfuehrung'' brings up a PDF file with a yellow capital
> > letter ``B''.  With the -l flag, texdoc suggests the following
> > 
> >  1 /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/doc/latex/einfuehrung/B.pdf
> >  2 /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/doc/latex/einfuehrung/README
> >    = Readme
> >  3 /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/doc/latex/einfuehrung/doc_data.txt
> > 
> > 3 looks like metadata; 2 is a file in German telling you that you
> > need to have various standard document classes available.  It
> > doesn't really look like there is any actual documentation
> > included.  (The package contains the examples for Herbert Voß's
> > _Einführung in LaTeX_; presumably the documentation is the book
> > itself.)
> Thanks for your report, but I'm afraid I don't understand what texdoc or texlive
> should do about that. Do you have a suggestion?

well ... i checked the (apparent) documentation when i updated the
catalogue after the new install.

i left the catalogue showing _just_ the readme file.  why has texdoc
picked up the other two, when tlpdb (correctly) flags the readme (alone)
as having catalogue description?

if there's something more i could do in the catalogue to help texdoc
"get it right", please let me know.  (however, it may take some time to
eliminate all the entries with documentation entries but no details.)


(despite appearances, i do actually get other things done ... honest)

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