[Fedora-packaging] tex/latex doc install location

José Matos jamatos at fc.up.pt
Tue Jan 15 16:25:49 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 15 January 2008 16:03:28 Patrice Dumas wrote:
> Hello,
> In tex/latex bundled in fedora (I guess it comes from tetex and it is
> now in texlive) there is a simple system to view documentation. The
> files are found below /usr/share/texmf/doc using kpathsea (so hopefully
> rapidly) and opened using the appropriate application (currently using
> xdg-open for everything...).
> In fedora should we use this system and put the doc files below
> /usr/share/texmf/doc/ or use %doc?

  Notice that this is in line with other languages, the documentation for R 
packages (as an example) in under the R tree. I would like to favour the 
texmf tree as the natural packaging place of latex documentation.

  The package that started this discussion is the review 

  I would like to use this package to be an example to draft the fedora 
(la)tex package guidelines. Sooner or later we need them and now is good 
time. :-)

  Notice that the package follows the consensus on this list in August, naming 
the package as tex-simplecv.

  All feedback is welcome. :-)

> --
> Pat

José Abílio

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