[OS X TeX] Re: [XeTeX] texdoc, was: Microtypography?

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Wed May 10 08:11:41 EDT 2006

Le 10 mai 06 à 12:38, Bruno Voisin a écrit :

> Things aren't perfect, though: asking for the doc of hyperref, I  
> get the doc for cjhebrew (both docs seem to live in files named  
> manual.pdf).

This seems to be caused by the fact that texdoctk does not include  
the provision for the various texmf trees managed by gwTeX, as  
defined in /Library/teTeX/texmf.cnf:

% TEXMFMAIN contains the TEXMF tree installed by make install of the  
% TEXMFTE contains the main TEXMF tree from teTeX
TEXMFTE = $SELFAUTOPARENT/share/texmf.tetex
% TEXMFGW contains GW specific defaults and additions
TEXMFGW = $SELFAUTOPARENT/share/texmf.gwtex
% TEXMFLOCAL contains any local system TeXadmin overrides
% $VARTEXMF is where texconfig writes its local settings
% User texmf trees can be catered for like this...
HOMETEXMF = $HOME/Library/texmf

Instead, it allows only one distribution tree and one local tree, as  
defined in /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.gwtex/texdoctk/texdocrc.defaults:

# root of doc directory (from $TEXMFMAIN)
# root of local doc directory (from $TEXMFLOCAL)
# can be left empty if equal to TEXDOCPATH or if $TEXMFLOCAL is  

As a consequence, /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.gwtex/doc/fonts/cjhebrew/ 
manual.pdf (corresponding to cjhebrew) is found before /Library/teTeX/ 
share/texmf.tetex/doc/latex/hyperref/manual.pdf (corresponding to  

Thus it seems there is still a significant gap to fill in before a  
dedicated OS X TeX doc viewer can be born.

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