[twg-tds] Re: Bug#262967: cjk-latex: /usr/share/texmf/hbf2gf does not comply with TeX Directory Structure

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Wed Aug 10 19:16:04 CEST 2005

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) wrote:

> Hi Frank and all,
>     > So can hbf2gf stay as a top directory?  
> Seems fine to me, FWIW.  Did someone suggest otherwise?

Im myself, when I was young and foolish ;-)

>     Probably this is just a missing
>     feature of the TDS.  What do others think?
> Obviously the TDS cannot explicitly mention every program in the world,
> that being an open-ended list.  Here is what it says:
>   \item[\replaceable{program}] for program-specific input and
>   configuration files for any \TeX{}-related programs (examples:
>   \path|mft|, \path|dvips|).  In fact, the \path|tex|, \path|metafont|,
>   \path|metapost|, and \path|bibtex| items above may all be seen as
>   instances of this case.

I wasn't aware of this, taking the toplevel hierarchies rather like it
is in the Linux FHS, where no distribution should arbitrarily introduce
new top-level directories.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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