[tex-live] t1code.tex not found

Petr Olsak petr at olsak.net
Tue Mar 9 09:59:10 CET 2004

On Tue, 9 Mar 2004, Fabrice Popineau wrote:

> > On Mon, 1 Mar 2004, Karl Berry wrote:
> >> I can't build latex.efmt with the current setup, t1code.tex is not
> >> found.  I was using the master /home/tlprod checkout on tug, so I'm
> >> reasonably sure it's not a p4 issue.
> >>
> >> ...  (/home/tlprod/Master/texmf-dist/tex/generic/hyphen/czhyph.tex !
> >> I can't find file `t1code.tex'.
> >>
> >> The file is present at:
> >> /home/tlprod/Master/texmf-dist/tex/csplain/base/t1code.tex
> > base ???
> > I am the author of csplain and t1code.tex file is the part of this
> > package. I disagree with the change of the location of the t1code.tex
> > file.
> You can disagree but that's what the TDS specifies :

I *know* that this is the consequence of some stupid decisions of authors
of TDS, because they put out of mind: "the power is in the simplicity".

I don't plan any sharing of files from tex/csplain with another external
programs (the example about pictures given by you is irrelevant).
I vote to add the clause to TDS: the subdirectory structure of tex/package
is only recommended, not required. The author of package can decide if the
recommended structure is usable for this package or does not.

> And _I_ will strongly advocate to even remove the fact that it depends
> whether the format consists of 1 or several files (because you don't
> know about the future).

I know the future of csplain because it is recorded in my license.

The users can be confused if the etalon csplain.tar.gz has another
directory structure than your TeX distribution. I wish to remove this
users confusions. This is main reason of my movements.
Is there a technical reason why csplain have to have the "base"

> Fabrice

Best regards

Petr Olsak

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