[tex-live] packaging

cfrees at imapmail.org cfrees at imapmail.org
Sun Jul 11 00:00:30 CEST 2010

On Sat 10th Jul, 2010 at 21:33, Karl Berry seems to have written:

> Hi Clea,
>    Question: how should these files be packaged? Should they be included
>    in all the relevant packages? Should they be packaged separately?
>    Individually? (The latter would seem far too complex.)
> My suggestion would be to include each file used for font xxx in the
> package for xxx.  That makes it easier for each font to be installed,
> used, and understood individually.
> To minimize the problem of duplicated files, I would put a comment in
> the beginning of the file saying "this file is shared between packages
> x, y, and z".  Depending on how you have your own infrastructure set up
> for these packages, that list could conceivably be automated, if useful.

Probably this would make life easier!

> Since (I believe) the duplicated files are only in the doc/ and/or
> source/ trees, not tex/, there's no technical problem with finding wrong
> versions at runtime.

For the .etx files, yes, but the .enc files are needed at runtime as
far as I understand it.

Not in tex/, but they are in fonts/. So you will end up with multiple
copies/versions to potentially confuse dvips/pdftex etc. Won't that
create problems?


> Thanks for asking about it.  Feel free to let me know if questions or
> problems ...
> Karl

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