[tex-live] Bug report: More misplaced files
luecking at uark.edu
Mon Jul 23 20:47:15 CEST 2007
[Described below are several files/directories in the doc tree
that seem misplaced. All are in texmf-dist/doc/latex/ .]
The following 3 subdirectories document Bibtex packages with no
corresponding latex package. Surely they should be in
* abstyles (This directory also contains a file, apreambl.tex,
which should be in the latex search path. This file is
\input by the .bbl files produced by thes bibtex styles.)
The following subdirectories document packages in the tex/generic
tree and so should be in doc/generic/.
The following subdirectories document Metapost macro packages and
should be in doc/metapost/.
The following are fonts without any accompanying LaTeX package for their
use. Surely they belong in doc/fonts/.
The following are LaTeX packages. TeXLive contains the docs, but no
package in the texmf-dist/tex/latex tree. My remarks below give a
possible reason for TeXlive's failure to include them.
* interactiveworkbook: The package on CTAN places
interactiveworkbook.sty inside a subdirectory named
interactiveworkbook.sty. That's just asking for confusion.
* namespc: The distribution contains no .ins file, which is generated
by running atex of the .dtx file.
* webeq: This is from the acrotex distribution. Until recently, its
input files were hidden inside some .zip files. It was
confusing to install by hand, much less automatically.
I think what works now is to latex all *.ins and copy
all *.sty an *.def to texmf-dist/tex/latex/, and maybe
change the directory name to acrotex. The bundle has
expanded beyond web.sty and exerquiz.sty (whence webEQ).
Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
"Dubito ergo cogito, cogito ergo sum" --Descarte
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