[tex-live] New infrastructure: Question and patch

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Wed Jul 25 08:30:43 CEST 2007

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) wrote:

>     -B<intended> by one space. They differ only in the first line itself
>     +B<indented> by one space. They differ only in the first line itself
> Applied, thanks.
>     Is there a function which I can feed a filename
> Not that I know of, but we can add it somewhere, I guess to TLPDB.pm.
> I.e., given a tlpdb instance and a filename, it could return a tlpobj
> structure.  Shall I?

Given your answer to the questions below, I'm not sure how useful it is:
In most cases, finding the directory in one of the texmf trees in the TL
repository, plus grepping through Master/tlpkg/tlpsrc/*, should be

>     When I read the manpages, it seemed to me that the runpattern,
>     docpattern etc. directives are used for assigning files to packages.
> The default (as before) is to include directories with the same name as
> the package ("xetex" in this case).  TLPSRC.pm kind of talks about this.

I see.

>     What I'd like to do is provide a patch to the effect that
>     texmf-dist/doc/xelatex/philokalia/Philokalia-Regular.otf is moved to
>     texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/some/path/. 
> That's a matter for ctan2tds.pl, not the new infrastructure stuff.  I'll
> take a look.
> In general, ctan2tds.pl is what gets things from CTAN into TL.
> The purpose of TLPDB is to represent what is in TL, not how packages get
> installed in it in the first place.

Thanks, I'll have a look, too.

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

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