[tex-live] Proposal for collection reorganization

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Jun 6 09:50:54 CEST 2006

Frank � wrote:
> 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


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