[tex-live] Better ways to find packages and documentation
karl at freefriends.org
Thu Jul 5 23:46:35 CEST 2007
texmf/web2c is supposed to contain system-specific stuff. Any objections?
texmf/web2c might not be writable. How about $TEXMFVAR/web2c?
I don't remember the reason for having texmf and texmf-dist.
See the texmf*/README files. In theory, texmf-dist could be shared
between miktex and tl, although in practice I doubt it will ever happen.
Anyway, I don't want to change this. It seems like a huge hassle.
Merging texmf-doc/doc into texmf certainly requires to change the
I don't want to change that either.
from texmf-doc/doc/<language> to texmf/doc/tutorials/<language>
because it seems that texmf-doc contains tutorials only.
Why? Sorry, I am baffled by these suggestions. I don't want to make
wholesale changes to the directory structure yet again without some
texmf-doc contains packages that are purely documentation, no runtime
stuff. (E.g., TEXINPUTS does not include texmf-doc.) I would not
describe them all as "tutorials".
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