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[AUCTeX] Re: Trouble with Find Documentation

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: [AUCTeX] Re: Trouble with Find Documentation
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 08:17:59 +0200

* Alan Ristow (2006-06-28) writes:

> Ralf Angeli wrote:
>> What appears if you copy the lines
>> (when (executable-find "texdoc")
>>              (TeX-search-files nil '("dvi" "pdf" "ps" "txt" "html") t t))
>> into the *scratch* buffer, place the cursor behind the last
>> parenthesis and type `C-j'?
> ("test" "campanile" "beamericonbook" "beamericonbook.20" 
> "beamericonarticle" "beamericonarticle.20" "beamer-icsi-logo" 
> "powerdot-default")
> It appears to be searching more than one directory, as I don't have a 
> directory that contains exactly this set of files. However, my TeX tree 
> obviously contains a lot more than eight files of the types listed in 
> your command. None of them, with the possible exception of "test", 
> appears to be related to anything I've opened since installing Emacs.

I just had a quick look and the problem appears to be the alternate
search which is being used if kpathsea-based search is not available.
That's the case with MikTeX for example.  The alternate search,
however, searches below the various TeX roots in the "tex"
subdirectory whereas all the documentation is below the "doc"
subdirectory.  I'll try to fix this ...

> Thanks for the info. Perhaps I'll experiment more with XEmacs once I get 
> everything working properly in Emacs, as I'd prefer to use XEmacs in the 
> long run. For now, I'll just forget about it.

In case AUCTeX is one of your main applications you should probably
have a look at the section about bugs in the AUCTeX manual.  There are
some specific to XEmacs because of its dated code base.


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