[texdoc] Stubborn doc files in local texmf

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Wed Feb 24 15:58:25 CET 2010


Juan Acevedo a écrit :
> I am using Mac OSX 10.6 and texdoc is refusing to acknowledge the fact that I
> have deleted some files from my local texmf tree. It keeps listing them even
> after I have rehashed (mktexlsr) several times and also restarted my
> computer! Of course when it tries to open them, I get "The file so-and-so
> does not exist".
> Any hints?
Very surprising. Are you sure the ls-R file in the local tree was actually
regenerated? Can you open it with a text editor and check if the files removed
are still listed?

If this happens to be the problem, running mkstexlsr /path/to/this/texmf/tree
should solve it.

If the problem doesn't lie here, I'd like to see the full output of

texdoc --debug=texdocs -I -l <foobar>

were <foobar> is one of the problematic keywords.

> By the way, I did not seem to find any indication in texdoc's manual (v0.62)
> about how to regenerate the database searched by texdoc, and I think this
> would be a nice addition to the otherwise helpful manual.
Actually, this is the same databases as used by kpse, so I didn't think it was
worth mentioning.

Thanks for your report,

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