[tex-live] Proposal for collection reorganization

Frank Küster frank at debian.org
Tue Jun 6 09:27:21 CEST 2006

Staszek Wawrykiewicz <staw at gust.org.pl> wrote:

> Hans, we discussed that 2 (or 3) years ago
> ("can we separate supp-miss.tex and supp-pdf.tex from the whole
> context package, so latex (and even plain pdftex) users could use that
> without installing the whole context?"). The answer was "no" and I 
> undestand your arguments. As those files should go into _the same_
> tex/context/base/ directory along with other context files, we cannot
> make separate package for them, as it would break the whole concept
> of packaging. 

I don't understand that.  Why shouldn't it be possible to have two or
more tpm files put ordinary files into the same directory in a TEXMF
tree, and remove only their "own" files when they are removed?  Maybe
I'm missing something specific to TeXLive, but generally I would say
that this is exactly the point of "packaging".  At least if this is more
than just zip'ing up things, and keeps a list of installed files around
or in the installation program.

> So we are at the same point for TL and other distribution,

Linux distributions surely do *not* have that problem; we can just move
supp-*.tex to a different deb/rpm than the other context files.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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