[texdoc] texdoc and support_zipped

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sun Jan 3 04:09:42 CET 2010

Hi Manuel,

quick question: How to support zipped documents? (texdoc version 0.61)

I did put
	support_zipped = true
into texdoc.cnf but I get:

texdoc warning: Unknown option "support_zipped" in file "/usr/share/texmf/texdoc/texdoc.cnf" on line 40.  Skipping.

Grepping the sources of texdoc I see:
config.tlu:    if C.support_zipped then
constants.tlu:support_zipped = false
functions.tlu:    if C.support_zipped then

The known_options in constants.tlu do not list support_zipped, so for now 
I have added it there.

But that didn't bring me any further ... still  zipped doucment is not

running texdoc -d pgfmanual I see:
texdoc debug-kpse: Processing file: pgf/pgfmanual.pdf.gz
texdoc debug-kpse: File 'pgf/pgfmanual.pdf.gz' matches 'pgfmanual'; good_ext=false

Ok, digging into good_ext it falls back to parse_zip (function.tlu) and
I see that
	if C.support_zipped then
but that part is never reached.

So I am at complete loss what I have to actually set so that it ends
up in C.support_zipped.

Then I gave up, that was too much mind boggling code to dig through it, sorry.

So, do you have a recipe to get this running in a better way?

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
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