[tex-live] TeXlive for Debian - version 2005-0.1

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Nov 15 10:09:14 CET 2005

Dear friends!
A month has passed since the last version of TeX live for
Debian occured on the tug server. Since then TeX live 2005 has been
released (ok, still inofficially, but the depot is finished). I have
invested quite some time for getting the packages into shape, there will
be no changes in the .orig.tar.gz files (I hope) and hopefully no big
changes in the debian stuff.

I am now seriously asking every potential sponsor to take a look at the
package. Neil, Alex, maybe one of you have the time?
Current Version: 2005-0.1

As usual, see 
and get it at
 	deb http://www.tug.org/texlive/Debian/ pool/
 	deb-src http://www.tug.org/texlive/Debian/ pool/

The most important change probably is the inclusion of a consistency
check. At the moment it checks for: double inclusion of tpm-packages
into different debian packages, unresolved indirect dependencies from
package-tpm to package-tpm, not included packages.

The maintainer scripts have been reworked and they should now be more
standard, also reducing the repetitive calls to mktexlsr etc.

I will start trying to install over a tetex3 and see what
happens. Also the other way round.

As usual, the log files of the creation process are in 
The file lintian.log shows that the errors/warnings are getting less.
The two errors now present are rubbish, lintian is stupid on this. I
have to file a bug report on this.

Please give the packages a test if you are running sid.

Complete ChangeLog entry for this version:

version 2005-0.1 Mon, 14 Nov 2005 20:11:34 +0100

14.11.2005 NP
  * remove build-dep on tex-common
  * Rework maintainer script handling, separate out the creation of
    maintainer scripts into a function, allow only to create the
    maintainer scripts for checking.
  * move the extra format configuration from the snippets/post scripts
    to tpm2deb.cfg.
  * Building a first prerelease version. The scripts used are from
    svn revision 134.

11.11.2005 NP
  * Fix a failure in setting the executes, thus there were some map files

09.11.2005 NP
  * Don't forget dh_strip

08.11.2005 NP
  * Fixes for big cleanup part I.
  * Create all rules file from tpm2deb.pl, make the rules subdir

07.11.2005 NP
  * Big cleanup in the script, part I.
    - make config file syntax more readable
    - create infrastructure for all kind of tests by reading in all tpm
      data and store it in a hash
    - separation of functions handling with tpm data, config file
      reading and hash creation from the debian functions
    - work on more packages in one go is now possible, thus the tedious
      reading of all the tpm files is not necessary anymore

05.11.2005 NP
  * TeX live 2005 is done. It includes everything up to perforce change #8640.
  * Make a new set of tpm/licence files
  * allow independent building of orig.tar.gz files
  * do not create empty control files
  * remove old fmt/log files in the postinst script prior to creating
    them new to get rid of leftovers.
  * include a lot of checks that dependencies are going right

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining AT logic DOT at>             Università di Siena
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