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

Neil McGovern maulkin at halon.org.uk
Tue Nov 15 15:23:47 CET 2005

On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 10:09:14AM +0100, Norbert Preining wrote:
> 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?

Hi there,

Ok, the packages are currently building fine on my box.

I've got a few issues:
1) you mention at http://www.tug.org/texlive/debian.html that there are
issues with upgrade paths. Have these been resolved?
2) The additional lintian warnings should be cleared up, especially
warnings reagrding man pages.
3) The version numbering system think it's an NMU. This should really be
-1 rather than -0.1 for inclusion in the archive.

As this is such a big package, and could potentially clog up the
ftpmaster's time, I'd like to make sure the packages are ready for
release and have been tested throughly. I'd suggest that we make the
first uplaod to experimental for this.

Does this sound ok?
A. Because it breaks the logical sequence of discussion
Q. Why is top posting bad?
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