[tex-live] Re: Proposal for a tex-base package

frank frank at kuesterei.ch
Mon Jun 13 15:55:10 CEST 2005

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) wrote:

>     TEXFONTMAPS = .;$TEXMF/fonts/map//;$TEXMF/dvips//
>     ENCFONTS = .;$TEXMF/fonts/enc//;$TEXMF/dvips//
> I am interested that these tetex definitions contain $TEXMF/dvips.  I
> thought that was what was being argued against last year with the whole
> (in)compatibility thing.  I'm probably confused, though.
> Anyway, I have added $TEXMF/dvips// to the TL definitions.

I don't recall whether my other mail also went to this list, therefore

This setting was meant to implement a "compatibility mode", and allow
packages for teTeX-2.0.2 on Debian to work with the teTeX-3.0 packages
that I was/am preparing.  Now that sarge is released (without
teTeX-3.0), I will drop it and force the other packages' maintainers to
update their installation paths.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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