[texdoc] Bug#561785: texlive-base: texdoc does not use standard pdf-viewer defined in KDE

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Thu Dec 24 12:55:19 CET 2009

Hi Frank,

On Tue, 22 Dec 2009 23:19:53 +0100, Frank Küster <frank at debian.org> wrote:
> Just my 2 cents:  I suggest that we use "see" wherever possible.  I
> don't care about KDE defaults, but "see" is the Debian way to say "give
> me the viewer for this file type that is configured on this system".
IIRC, 'see' is in the list of default viewers, but quite at the end.

> I'm not familiar with the current version of texdoc, so I cannot comment
> whether this is easy or not.  Wasn't there a configuration file, which
> also defines viewer applications?
Yes, there is a configuration file which can be used for this purpose.
It is TEXMFMAIN/texdoc/texdoc.cnf (installed as 
/usr/share/texmf-texlive/texdoc/texdoc.cnf in Debian). The comments in the
should be clear enough about how to do this (I hope).

I agree that using 'see' as the default viewer on Debian makes a lot of
in theory, but as a user, I never configured it myself, so it most probably

doesn't reflect my real preferences. Anyway...


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