[tex-live] Matching TL package setups to my own

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Aug 28 02:15:55 CEST 2007

    So, in the end the TLP structure must have enough information to  
    create the behaviour of the installer. 

I think they do right now.  What you're describing is exactly what we
have always intended to do too in a new version of the installer (and
the current installer does them already, except package-level selection,
which I don't think would pose any real technical problem, just ui
headaches).  All of the options you describe can be supported with what
we have now, as far as I can see.

I still don't really see why circular dependencies are "too complex",
but fine, whatever.  I'll just delete one of them.  Package-level
dependencies are pretty much random and meaningless anyway, as we've

I don't understand your "set" and "item" proposal, sorry.  I mean, I
understand (I think) what you're saying, but I don't see what this
rather large reorganization buys us, in practice, over what we have now.

I don't mean to be obstreperous or resistant to good ideas.  I just
don't understand why what we have now does not suffice for you.

If we split "Category" into two different attributes, say
  Category -> Package / Collection / Scheme
  Location -> TLCore / TLPackage / TLDoc
would your situation improve?

With the ultimate intention of getting rid of Location for sure -- maybe
I am being too cautious and it is not really any problem at all.
(Actually, if we did this, I would start by not having Location and
seeing if any problems arose.)


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