MBF: What is the status of /usr/share/texmf/doc ?
Looking at 5.5 in Debian-TeX-Policy.txt.gz, I see :
Packages should make documentation available to `texdoc'. This can be
done be either installing the files below `/usr/share/texmf/doc', or
by providing symlinks from subdirectories of that location to the
actual documentation files. To allow partial parallel installation of
different basic TeX packages, these always install their documentation
files into `/usr/share/doc/<packagename>' and put symlinks into their
A package must not install files into (subdirectories of)
`/usr/share/texmf/doc', which is a symbolic link to
However, on my system, /usr/share/texmf/doc is a directory.
Looking at tex-common preinst and postinst, it seems this is
The problem is that several external LaTeX packages still install
their documentation in /usr/share/doc/texmf (respecting the
Debian-Tex-Policy) and, of course, they are not reachable with
So, where is the bug ? In the TeX policy (and, by extension, in all
packages using /usr/share/doc/texmf)? Or in tex-common
(and, by extension, in all packages using /usr/share/texmf/doc)?
In any case, I think this will require a MBF, hence the CC to
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