[texdoc] A question on TL2008

Manuel Pegourie-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Thu Sep 4 15:20:56 CEST 2008

Karl Berry a écrit :
> My understanding of the texdoc agony is that no real fix is immediately
> possible.  Right?


> And at best it will probably involve a new version of
> luatex.
Maybe. But well, Hans didn't look very eager to investigate the problem.
I'll probably try to reproduce it with a newer version on LuaTeX just to be
sure, but well...

> Is there some ugly workaround you can put in to make it work (that we
> could put it into a package update)?  E.g., temporarily use a
> texdoc-specific wrapper?
Yes, I think that just s/spawn/execute/ in the last line of the wrapper
should do the trick. Since I assume there is a good reason for not doing
this in general, it could indeed be useful to create a texdoc-specific
wrapper for this.

In the long run, it would certainly be good to understand what is going on
with os.spawn() on windows, not only for texdoc, but also to avoid problems
with other "wrapped" scripts.


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