[OS X TeX] a texdoc problem

Vic Norton vic at norton.name
Mon May 14 20:13:40 EDT 2012

Thanks for your advice, Herb. I update regularly with TLU. I just updated now. Texdoc wasn't on the outdated list.

That doesn't seem to be my problem. All my packages are up to date. But texdoc is a unix script. It is just supposed to open a PDF file. It doesn't work on my system. It can't find any file, and I don't know why not.



On May 14, 2012, at 4:09 PM, Vic Norton wrote:

> I recently bought a new iMac. I have installed MacTeX on it with the latest 
> MacTex-2011.mpkg.
> Everything is working perfectly except for "texdoc", which doesn't work at all. This is what I see on Terminal:
> ~$ texdoc
> /usr/texbin/texdoc:7: module 'texdoc.main' not found:
> 	no field package.preload['texdoc.main']
> 	[kpse lua searcher] file not found: 'texdoc.main'
> 	[kpse C searcher] file not found: 'texdoc.main'
> 	[kpse All-in-one searcher] file not found: 'texdoc'
> I have no idea what this is all about. My new MacTeX installation is the same as the one I had on my old iMac. As before
>   /usr/texbin
> is a symbolic link to
>   /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/x86_64-darwin
> which contains texdoc, a symbolic link to
>   /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf/scripts/texdoc/texdoc.tlu
> There was no 'texdoc.main' anywhere on my old system, and texdoc worked fine there.
> Any ideas on how to solve this problem? Thanks for your help.
> Regards,
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