[tex-live] Adding texdoc only adds link

Axel Kielhorn tex at axelkielhorn.de
Mon Jan 23 16:12:18 CET 2012

Am 22.01.2012 um 23:57 schrieb Vladimir Lomov:

> Hello,
> ** Norbert Preining [2012-01-23 07:45:32 +0900]:
>> On So, 22 Jan 2012, Axel Kielhorn wrote:
>>> Well, TLU did install 
>>> texlive/2011basic/bin/universal-darwin/texdoc
>>> but that is only a link to
>>> texlive/2011basic/texmf/scripts/texdoc/texdoc.tlu
>>> which isn't installed.
>>> (The whole folder is missing.)
>> That is strange. It *should* be installed as part of the runfiles.
>> I dn't see any reason how this could have happened besides that
>> at installation time something got broken, or the files are installed 
>> to a different place.
> 2Axel:
> So, do
> 1. check the log file (IMO, it is texmf-var/web2c/tlmgr.log, the path to
> texmf-var is 'kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFSYSVAR');

[Sun Jan 22 09:16:58 2012] install: texdoc.universal-darwin

~ axel$ tlmgr show --list texdoc

tlmgr: package repository ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/tex/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet
package:     texdoc
category:    TLCore
shortdesc:   Documentation access for TeX distributions.
longdesc:    TeXdoc is an application for easy access to the package documentation of a TeX distributions (i.e., .dvi, .pdf or .ps files on the $TEXDOCS tree). It is distributed with TeX-Live and a derivative is distributed with miktex.
installed:   No
cat-date:    2009-11-10 00:58:07 +0100
cat-license: gpl
collection:  collection-binextra

> 2. reinstall texdoc (tlmgr install --reinstall texdoc).

tlmgr: package repository http://www.bitlib.net/mirror/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet
[1/2, ??:??/??:??] reinstall: texdoc.universal-darwin [1k]
[2/2, 00:01/06:27] install: texdoc [138k]

And now the log file says:

[Mon Jan 23 16:02:30 2012] reinstall: texdoc.universal-darwin
[Mon Jan 23 16:02:32 2012] install: texdoc

My error was to install texdoc.universal-darwin instead of texdoc.

Texdoc is working now, but useless, since BasicTeX comes without doc tree.
There isn't even documentation for the packages I added myself via tlmgr.

Back to the recommendation to install the full MacTeX.

Sorry for wasting your time.


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