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Thread: texlive 2008 man pages

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    texlive 2008 man pages

    Hi,

    The command
    Code:
    man pdflatex
    does not work. I added the path to my PATH environment variable so the commands are recognized, but I did not find any information on how to install/find the man pages.

    Thanks!

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    Re: texlive 2008 man pages

    hmm... i installed texlive packages and i have man latex, pdflatex, pdfcslatex etc...

    can't help you... but why install man pages anyway? they are not much of a help... a quik google will help more than man pages

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    Re: texlive 2008 man pages

    hi meborc,

    I often work without internet available. Also, it makes me think something else could be wrong with my tex installation.

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    Re: texlive 2008 man pages

    try installing the "texlive" package from synaptic

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    Re: texlive 2008 man pages

    The pdflatex manpage is part of the texlive-base-bin package:
    Code:
    % locate pdflatex | grep man
    /usr/share/man/man1/pdflatex.1.gz
    % dpkg -S /usr/share/man/man1/pdflatex.1.gz
    texlive-base-bin: /usr/share/man/man1/pdflatex.1.gz

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    Re: texlive 2008 man pages

    meborc and unutbu, thank you for your help!

    I searched for pdflatex and found a man file. Then, I added that path to the path that the man command searches.

    see
    Code:
    man man
    and
    Code:
    man manpath
    In my case, I put the following lines in my .bashrc:
    Code:
    MANPATH=":/usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf/doc/man/"
    export MANPATH

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