[tex-live] Structure proposal for TL2005

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Nov 17 10:57:26 CET 2004

I would like to propose the following directory structure for TL2005 
and teTeX (in the hope that they will finally become unified and I can 
have a real link between TL and teTeX and my installation stuff so that 
they are interchangeable):

	.../programs/<archname>/bin (contains binaries like pdfetex)
	.../programs/<archname>/lib (contains libkpathsea.a)
	.../programs/texmf (contains .tcx and .pool files)
	.../foundation/texmf-dist (contains basic support stuff, like it is 
	.../foundation/texmf-foo (any other separate tree maintained by a 
redistributor, like me)
	.../local/texmf (where local changes and additions are made)

The reasons are:
1. Make a clear separation between stuff that is hardware architecture 
dependent and that what is not
2. Make a clear separation between the programs (TeX is a compiler 
after all) and the macro packages and stuff
3. Make a clear separation between local and installed
4. Unify TL and teTeX


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