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Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] [Markus Redeker <address@hidden>] Bug#715187: auctex: T

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] [Markus Redeker <address@hidden>] Bug#715187: auctex: TeX-doc function cannot handle compressed files
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:59:55 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Hi Markus,

> Package: auctex
> Version: 11.86-11
> Severity: normal
> Call the function TeX-doc from a TeX buffer (by typing "C-c ?") and
> request a document that is of type .pdf.gz. One example is
> "pgfmanual.pfd.gz". Then the document viewer (evince in my case)
> cannot display the document.
> Analysis with htop shows that the document viewer has been called in a
> form like
>         evince /tmp/texdoc.PeqDjo/pgfmanual.pdf
> but the corresponding file, "/tmp/texdoc.PeqDjo/pgfmanual.pdf", does
> not exist.

In order to reproduce that, could you please tell me how I can gzip
documentation files and have texdoc still find them?

Right now, all tex doc files are uncompressed here.  If I gzip, e.g.,


then `texdoc scrguide' errors with

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
% texdoc scrguide
gvfs-open: /usr/share/texmf-dist/doc/latex/koma-script/scrguide.pdf: error 
opening location: Error when getting information for file 
'/usr/share/texmf-dist/doc/latex/koma-script/scrguide.pdf': No such file or 
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---


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