[tex-live] Bug report: More misplaced files

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Mon Jul 23 20:47:15 CEST 2007

[Described below are several files/directories in the doc tree
that seem misplaced. All are in texmf-dist/doc/latex/ .]

The following 3 subdirectories document Bibtex packages with no
corresponding latex package. Surely they should be in

   * abstyles  (This directory also contains a file, apreambl.tex,
         which should be in the latex search path. This file is
         \input by the .bbl files produced by thes bibtex styles.)

   * dinat
   * vancouver

The following subdirectories document packages in the tex/generic
tree and so should be in doc/generic/.

   * edmac
   * fltpoint

The following subdirectories document Metapost macro packages and
should be in doc/metapost/.

   * expressg
   * makecirc
   * metaobj
   * metaplot
   * slideshow

The following are fonts without any accompanying LaTeX package for their
use. Surely they belong in doc/fonts/.

   * astro
   * cmastro
   * ecc
   * esint-type1
   * greenpoint

The following are LaTeX packages. TeXLive contains the docs, but no
package in the texmf-dist/tex/latex tree. My remarks below give a
possible reason for TeXlive's failure to include them.

   * interactiveworkbook:  The package on CTAN places
              interactiveworkbook.sty inside a subdirectory named
              interactiveworkbook.sty. That's just asking for confusion.

   * namespc: The distribution contains no .ins file, which is generated
              by running atex of the .dtx file.

   * webeq:   This is from the acrotex distribution. Until recently, its
              input files were hidden inside some .zip files. It was
              confusing to install by hand, much less automatically.

              I think what works now is to latex all *.ins and copy
              all *.sty an *.def to texmf-dist/tex/latex/, and maybe
              change the directory name to acrotex. The bundle has
              expanded beyond web.sty and exerquiz.sty (whence webEQ).


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
"Dubito ergo cogito, cogito ergo sum" --Descarte

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