Thomas Esser TWG-TDS@SHSU.edu
Thu, 22 Feb 1996 11:36:54 +0100

> are there any volunteers to put together an install/deinstall system
> for me? based on tar listings, ie package XXX has a complete tar
> listing of the files that make it up, rooted at texmf/, so one needs
> to present all the known packages, and copy them on demand to some
> place chosen on the hard disk

If all extra packages are available as .tar.gz, then they can be installed
with a modified (extended) version of teTeX's install.sh. There 'just'
need to be opend a new series (e.g. contrib). The script is *very*
intellignet (e.g. calculates disk space requirements) and generates
the file lists in texmf/lists. These lists could be used to remove

Please have a look at it. Its advantage is that is is simple (i.e. a
single shell script) and portable.