Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 176716
improper texdoc application bindings
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:12:44 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -e xdvi
2. texdoc somedoc
Actual Results: xdvi - command not found
Expected Results: use evince by default
I'm *hoping* this will get fixed before fc5
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.