[tex-live] symlinks in repository?

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Mon Jun 27 14:47:06 CEST 2005

Werner LEMBERG wrote:

>>yes, Perforce supports symlinks. but please don't use them,
>>as the result will not be replicated properly on Windows boxes.
>I've done `find -type l' and already found symlinks in bin/i386-linux
>and doc/man/man1...
these are OK, because Windows people won't use them

>Well, this is not an easy task.  Some explanation: Vladimir's cmap.sty
>expects that a ToUnicode cmap file is called
>  <fontencoding><subfont>.cmap
>for example `c1017.cmap' (C10 is simplified Chinese in my CJK
>package).  After creating a DVI file, this information is lost.  The
>new dvipdfmx version (currently only in the CVS) checks whether for
>font `foo' there exists a ToUnicode cmap `foo.cmap' and uses it if
>found, which is quite natural.  Assuming that font foo is subfont `17'
>of encoding `c10', the file foo.cmap should be a symbolic link to
make it a hard copy. space is cheap.

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