[tex-live] Updating packages over the internet a la MiKTeX

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Sun Jun 6 14:09:01 CEST 2004

Gerben Wierda wrote:

> Hmm. Let's see if I understand this. We have CTAN, TeX Live's Master 
> tree is taken from CTAN (right?) 

CTAN, and maybe other places too if needed. TL's job is to take a raw 
package and coerce it into
a consistent TDS layout

> and the TPM's are maintained by the TeX Live crew. MiKTeX's repository 
> is taken from TeX Live. MiKTeX's repository then is reinserted in 
> another branch of CTAN (win32).
> teTeX's texmf tree is (Thomas informs me) taken from CTAN (largely) 
> with a bit of hand work thrown in.
> Is this in fact how it is?

sounds about right, yes


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