[tex-live] Re: Debian-TeXlive Proposal II

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed Jan 26 22:10:06 CET 2005

    > Since I didn't see any sense in TEXMFDIST for a Debian package[1], I
    > was inclined not to use it, but keep all files in TEXMFMAIN (plus the
    > generated ones in VARTEXMF). I think we should coordinate on this. 

    Karl, Sebastian, what do you mean?

I think TL should follow teTeX.  There are a lot of trees now, for
various reasons.

As far as TEXMFDIST goes -- Frank, its purpose, as Fabrice envisioned
it, is not to be "replaced completely with a new tarball".  It's to
provide files which are distribution-independent.  That (in principle)
MiKTeX and XEmTeX and teTeX and ... could share.


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