[tex-live] Re: TeX Live UNIX shell scripts

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Thu, 18 Apr 2002 20:47:49 +0100

On Thu, Apr 18, 2002 at 09:35:08PM +0400, Vladimir Volovich wrote:
> source contains an empty file
> "source/TeX/texk/odvipsk/# DO NOT DELETE"
> and a symlink
> source/TeX/texk/odvipsk/depend.mak
oh, yes, those, will do.
> [but why do you update source.tar.bz2 so frequently? you can pack it
> up just before burning the cd - otherwise we download that large file
> without a need]

sorry, I am always aware that someone may burn a CD
and *really* test it...
> not true again.
> just cd to Master/bin/ and run diff -ru between any two unix bin
> directories.
> there are still a lot of differences!

Show me. I see, eg

[spqr-dell]/texlive/Master/bin:diff -r alphaev5-osf4.0d i386-linux | grep -v Binary
> note: the mess in unix scripts which still exists is due to the fact
> that the scripts are duplicated in several directories. 

I don't agree. If the source is stable, and everyone recompiles,
the the scripts are all the same, with no doubts.

> all script files (which are listed in my older email) from unix bin
> directories, and move them into a separate dir, there will be no
> source for this mess in the future -- all you will need to worry about
> is to have up-to-date files in ONE place.

and I'll have to worry about other things instead! like changing
all documentation and scripts to add an extra directory to $PATH. 
> you're welcome :) i'd be happy if TeX Live will be consistent and
> up-to-date.

I'd be even happier if we had a new Omega.
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