[tex-live] Misplaced file(s): mathdots

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Thu May 31 21:55:13 CEST 2007


The file mathdots.tex from my mathdots package should be
accessible to plain tex, and so should be in the tex inputs tree
But in TeXLive2007 (installed from CD) it is located in

There are two other packages with this same problem:
1. In package "splitindex"
    is macro code that is supposed to be installed in the same
    directory as splitindex.sty (according to install.txt):
2. In package "variations"
    should be where variations.sty is located (according to README):
    (though README suggests tex/generic/ for both).

Dan Luecking

This has happened a few times in past TeXLives and in other TeX
distributions. It seems highly likely there will be other
such misplacements in the future (and even now). Is there a way
of packaging things for CTAN so that this is less likely to
happen (apart from a tds ready zip archive)?

In the present version of mathdots, both mathdots.{tex,sty}
are generated from mathdots.dtx and the README tells what to
do with them. I'm considering adding a <packagename>.tds file
(with a list of generated files in their suggested locations)
for all my packages. If I knew the format of a tpm file, I'd make
one or edit an existing one.

Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
"I reject your reality, and substitute my own" --Adam Savage

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