[tex-live] t1code.tex not found

Petr Olsak petr at olsak.net
Wed Mar 10 09:17:39 CET 2004

On Tue, 9 Mar 2004, Fabrice Popineau wrote:

> > 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.
> I can understand that. But imho this should stay hidden to people. And
> I'm sure the vast majority of people won't dig into this directory
> structure. The whole business about this is to reach a point where we
> can automate the distribution of ready-to-run packages. At this point
> they really won't care anymore because it will be easy to remove the
> 'foo' package and replace it with a newer version without looking into
> the files.
> > Is there a technical reason why csplain have to have the "base"
> > subdirectory?
> Yes, it makes maintenance over the whole texmf tree _simpler_.

Woud you be more accurate?

IMHO, the simple maintenance of csplain is:

ls texmf/tex/csplain  ... I see all files of csplain package
cd texmf/tex/csplain
for i in *; do diff $i /some/other/texmf/tex/csplain/$i
                      ... I check the difference of all files
less texmf/tex/csplain/t1code.tex
                      ... I look into t1code.tex file

Adding a more complicated directory structure makes these tasks more

I am the author of csplain and I have the copyright of this package.
I wish to leave the tex/csplain directory structure in siple state.
I don't see any technical reason why the more complicated directory
structure have to be in tex/csplain.

Please, take this fact to your mind and revert the tex/csplain and
tex/cslatex directories to the old state.

Thank you

Petr Olsak

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