[tex-live] RH packaging (was: Review Request: texlive-texmf - Architecture independent parts of the TeX formatting system)

Joachim Schrod jschrod at acm.org
Mon Sep 17 15:30:52 CEST 2007

Patrice Dumas wrote:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=242416#c20

Patrice, on this page you mention that you want to include dvipdfm 
into RH and let off dvipdfmx, because it was not in teTeX.

Please note that this is probably not a very good decision. dvipdfm 
has not been maintained in ages, the small patch by ESR was 
irrelevant, and dvipdfmx is needed to use CID fonts. For (almost) 
all purposes, dvipdfm is superseeded by dvipdfm. Almost, because 
one should add the dvipdfm documentation to a dvipdfmx package, if 
one discards dvipdfm.

Please don't take this as a criticism, more as a hint.


Joachim Schrod				Email: jschrod at acm.org
Roedermark, Germany

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