Bug 176716 - improper texdoc application bindings
improper texdoc application bindings
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tetex (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-12-30 14:34 EST by Michael A. Peters
Modified: 2013-07-02 19:12 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-10 08:54:11 EST
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Description Michael A. Peters 2005-12-30 14:34:56 EST
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Description of problem:
As discussed on mailing list

The /usr/bin/texdoc script by default wants to use xdvi to view tetex documentation that is in the PDF format. xdvi is only installed by custom request, and not likely to be installed a lot of systems. evince would be a better default.

There is a workaround - by setting the environmental variable TEXDOCVIEW_pdf to something like evince or gnome-open in the users .bashrc file, ie - 

export TEXDOCVIEW_pdf='(evince %s) &'

but the texdoc script should default to applications that are more likely to be installed in Fedora Core rather than giving an error about xdvi not found.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -e xdvi
2. texdoc somedoc

Actual Results:  xdvi - command not found

Expected Results:  use evince by default

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I'm *hoping* this will get fixed before fc5
Comment 1 Jindrich Novy 2005-12-30 14:56:15 EST
I fixed that immediatelly after I sent the answer to your email on fedora-devel.
The new teTeX packages are now built on all arches except s390 and s390x that
are stuck for a few days. The packages will occur after they are built there.
It's enough time to let the fix occur in FC5.

Moving to MODIFIED and will close this RAWHIDE when the packages are built.

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