[Fedora-packaging] tex/latex doc install location

Jonathan Underwood jonathan.underwood at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 15:03:24 UTC 2008

On 21/01/2008, Patrice Dumas <pertusus at free.fr> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 04:25:49PM +0000, José Matos wrote:
> > >
> > > 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.
> Anybody else has an advice?

My feeling is we want to make it as easy as possible for users to find
the docs they need. Adding lots of different locations really is
counter to that desire, and we should strive to keep docs in one

However If we're going down the /usr/share/texmf/doc route, I guess we
could just have a symlink from /usr/share/doc/tex to
/usr/share/texmf/doc as a best of both worlds fix.


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