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Bug 232769 - texdoc searches $TEXMF/doc -- should use $TEXMFDOCS
Summary: texdoc searches $TEXMF/doc -- should use $TEXMFDOCS
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tetex
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jindrich Novy
QA Contact: David Lawrence
: 232771 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-17 12:46 UTC by George N. White III
Modified: 2013-07-02 23:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-04-02 11:36:28 UTC

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Description George N. White III 2007-03-17 12:46:53 UTC
Description of problem: documentation is not found if system uses a non-default

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. add non-standard directory to TEXDOCS in texmf.cnf
2. texdoc fails to find the new documentation
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Here is the patch posted to the tex-live list by Frank Küster:

Subject: [tex-live] texdoc should always use TEXDOCS


a Debian user has noticed that, although texdoc uses 'kpsewhich
--format="TeX system documentation"' and thus the $TEXDOCS variable for
its main work, the search mode accesses $TEXMF/doc directly and ignores
changes/additions in TEXDOC.

The following patch would make it more consistent:

--- src/Upstream-source/TeXLive/Build/source/texk/tetex/texdoc.orig	2007-03-
15 16:36:30.000000000 +0100
+++ src/Upstream-source/TeXLive/Build/source/texk/tetex/texdoc	2007-03-15 
16:37:20.000000000 +0100
@@ -140,7 +140,7 @@
   case $mode in
-      find `kpsewhich --expand-path='$TEXMF/doc' | tr : ' '` -type f -print |
+      find `kpsewhich --expand-path='$TEXDOCS' | tr : ' '` -type f -print |
         egrep $name

(too simple to be copyrightable, of course).

Comment 1 George N. White III 2007-03-17 14:42:27 UTC
*** Bug 232771 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2007-04-02 11:36:28 UTC
Fixed, thanks!

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2007-04-13 19:37:03 UTC
tetex-3.0-34.fc6 has been pushed for fc6, which should resolve this issue.  If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.

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