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#1 2013-12-19 12:20:28

XZS
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Registered: 2011-05-11
Posts: 29

Where is the LaTeX documentation?

In my arch setup, /usr/share/texmf/doc and /usr/share/texmf-dist/doc are completely empty. The texdoc command also finds nothing. Which package contains the latex package documentations? Currently, the following are installed:

$ pacman -Qqs texlive
texlive-bin
texlive-core
texlive-fontsextra
texlive-humanities
texlive-latexextra
texlive-pictures

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#2 2013-12-19 13:43:29

karol
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Registered: 2009-05-06
Posts: 25,440

Re: Where is the LaTeX documentation?

What's in /usr/share/man ?
If I'm reading it right, /usr/share/texmf/doc and /usr/share/texmf-dist/doc are removed on purpose: https://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit … e-bin#n119

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#3 2013-12-19 15:24:52

ball
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From: Germany
Registered: 2011-12-23
Posts: 164

Re: Where is the LaTeX documentation?

Maby you want to opt for the TeXLive installer which gets you up-to-date packages including documentation.

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#4 2013-12-19 16:08:20

XZS
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Registered: 2011-05-11
Posts: 29

Re: Where is the LaTeX documentation?

ball wrote:

Maby you want to opt for the TeXLive installer which gets you up-to-date packages including documentation.

I like my files to be managed by pacman, so I would prefer to avoid the TeXLive installer, which introduces another sort of package management tool.


karol wrote:

/usr/share/texmf/doc and /usr/share/texmf-dist/doc are removed on purpose

They are also removed from related packages, which is perfectly sane, because they contain the documentation of all the included packages in PDF format. This would waste much space on a system where these are not needed. But is there a package to install them when needed? The German wiki entry mentions a package named "texlive-texdoc-doc" from AUR, which does not exist. What has to be done to successfully execute

texdoc scrguide

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#5 2013-12-20 00:39:17

fschiff
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Registered: 2011-10-06
Posts: 71

Re: Where is the LaTeX documentation?

ball wrote:

Maby you want to opt for the TeXLive installer which gets you up-to-date packages including documentation.

TeXLive is a CD made once a year, not a rolling release.

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#6 2013-12-20 10:56:08

sekret
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Registered: 2013-07-22
Posts: 212

Re: Where is the LaTeX documentation?

Of course you can get updates within the year for texlive!! I have a

tlmgr update --self
tlmgr update --all

in my update script and there are lots of updates. The CD is only a snapshot.

I prefer to use tlmgr, because in Arch the texlive packages are SO huge! My texlive only takes 125M right now and contains all I need.

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#7 2013-12-24 15:38:15

strpeter
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From: Geneva
Registered: 2012-11-24
Posts: 23

Re: Where is the LaTeX documentation?

@XZS: There is no package in the AUR called "texlive-texdoc-doc" and hence it is not possible to  apply your command...

The following wiki comment seems to sucessfully work around:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 5#p1253365

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