[tex-live] catalogue files seams to be not synchronized with packages

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Feb 1 11:30:04 CET 2007

Markus Kohm <markus.kohm at gmx.de> wrote:

> Am Mittwoch, 31. Januar 2007 17:51 schrieb Robin Fairbairns:
> > i may be misunderstanding something, but i see nothing on the tree
> > seeming later than that.
> Master/texmf-doc/doc/english/catalogue/entries/koma-script.html is about 
> versiobn 2.9t not about version 2.95b (correct that's the version at CTAN but 
> not the current release) that's at Master/texmf-dist/tex/latex/koma-script. 
> So the versions at the catalogue files are not the same like the versions at 
> texmf-dist and not the version of the release at ctan and not the current 
> available release but something out dated. KOMA-Script is only an example. 
> Others at the catalogue at TeX-Live are out dated too, e.g.

i should have made it clear that i was talking about ctan.  aiui, you
were complaining that we don't have k-s 2.96.  any such failure is
because we've not had 2.96 submitted to us.  perhaps you would rather we
didn't hold k-s?

> pdftex at texmf/... of TeX-Live: 1.40 (or maybe newer soon)
> pdftex at texmf-doc/.../catalogue/... of TeX-Live: 1.20b
> pdftex at texcatalogue.sarovar.org: 1.40.2
> I think, no catalogue at TeX-Live would be even better than such an old copy. 
> Best would be a catalogue that shows the versions, that are used for 
> TeX-Live. Compromise would be to use a new copy.
> BTW: I found the problem, when I've tried to use the catalogue information for 
> the missing tpm-information writing a TL-->rpm generator (that should become 
> a TL-->epm generator some day).

which catalogue are we talking about, now?  if you mean the ctan
catalogue, retrieve the latest xml files from dante.de and every day
you'll find a few more have had their distribution tags updated/
corrected.  (every day i've had time to work on the catalogue, that
is.)  this is a process that is unlikely to complete soon.  there are
thousands of entries in the catalogue that are yet to be checked, and
yesterday i managed 10.

i believe, however, that every catalogue entry distribution tag is at
least superficially correct (i.e., it doesn't point into the void).

of course, there's also the fun i have when the new tex-live is actually
released and i have to check every one of the the texlive tags in the
catalogue :-}


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