[tex-live] Why all the foo.orig files in the Build tree?

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sun May 24 23:46:12 CEST 2009

    what's the reason for all those $something.orig files in the
    Build/source/ directory and its subdirs?  

They are the original files before Peter started the build system
revamp.  They're just there for reference and will eventually be 
removed.  Can't say when.  I advise excluding them from your tool's

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