[OS X TeX] Re: [XeTeX] texdoc, was: Microtypography?
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue May 9 11:47:08 EDT 2006
Am 09.05.2006 um 13:50 schrieb Bruno Voisin:
> Given the extent of the additional installation to perform, I'll
> wait for some more input (if any) in this thread before installing
> anything. I must admit I'm a bit surprised that teTeX doesn't
> provide a complete setup in this respect.
Because it's rather a part of the system's Perl installation ... It
probably would work to install the Perl-Tk interface and everything
else missing somewhere in teTeX and either to edit a system file that
extends Perl's search path for PM files (Perl Modules) or using an
environment variable -- better Apple thinks of integrating all
programming and scripting languages it installs with Mac OS X instead
of giving libraries funny names.
>> Bruno, please pay attention to the two really different names:
>> texdoc and texdoctk. The former is just a shell script (and I
>> think there is nothing in teTeX or gwTeX that 'configures' it),
>> and the other is a graphical application, that itself can use
>> texdoc for not to decide itself which application will show the
>> doc. In my ~/.texdocrc I have set texdoc as handler for some
>> document types in texdoctk, as I did before in GNU or Carbon Emacs
>> and its AUCTeX mode.
> The issue seems confusing: despite the location (inside a texdoctk
> the file texdocrc.defaults relates actually to texdoc, not
> texdoctk. It's used by default unless the user has set up a
> ~/.texdocrc, apparently:
> # TeXdoc defaults configuration file
> # Uncomment and edit settings according to your system
> # These defaults will be overridden by entries in users'
> ~/.texdocrc files,
> # which can be generated from copies of this file
The four lines above are just a comment. The reality is this:
pete 274 /\ grep texdoc /usr/local/teTeX/bin/`uname -p`-apple-darwin-
help='Usage: texdoc [OPTION]... [NAME]...
-*) echo "texdoc: option $1 not recognized" 1>&2;;
man texdoc; continue;;
pete 275 /\ grep progname /usr/local/teTeX/bin/`uname -p`-apple-
warn "$progname: $1."
=> the texdoc script has no rc file. The command "grep texdoc /usr/
local/teTeX/bin/`uname -p`-apple-darwin-current/texdoctk" delivers
too many lines to cite them here, but you can convince yourself
easily that texdoctk reads and writes ~/.texdocrc!
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