[tex-live] Docdir configure option not honoured

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Oct 29 16:33:17 CET 2014

Hi Andreas,

> We already have a working package, obtained as in slackware by configuring

Ok, that is good.

> Now the question is just how to split off the documentation. I think we
> should simply move texmf-dist/doc/ to the equivalent of
> /usr/share/doc/texlive/ before calling mxtexlsr. This should not hurt as
> kpathsea does not need to find the documentation.

We did this in Debian for some time, but I stopped and moved everything
back to texmf-dist/doc.

The simple reason is

I want people to be able to use texdoc to find documentation.
There is such an amount of docs in TL, that just browsing
is a pain. texdoc works much better.

You can move it to some other place, but have to make sure
that the kpathsea still searches it for doc files ...

Or you dump texdoc, but I don't recommend it.


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