[tex-live] verbatimcopy package missing

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Wed Sep 17 14:00:47 CEST 2008

Norbert Preining wrote:
> Hi Lars,
> On Mi, 17 Sep 2008, Lars Madsen wrote:
>>>> I also noticed that verbatimcopy package
>>>> (http://ctan.org/pkg/verbatimcopy) is missing in TeXLive 2008. Is it
>>>> possible to make it available by download?
>>> Done. Unfortunately, the author didn't provide the source of the
>>> documentation, so I had to remove it from TL...
>> and why wasn't the author (me) then contacted? I can find the source for 
>> the PDF without any problems
> the problem is quite simple: You uploaded the documentation without
> source. CTAN will just take what you upload. And TeX Live (we) take what
> is on CTAN and what we can take, ie, if source is present.
> If you re-upload to CTAN together with the source we will include the
> documentation.
> But we cannot contact (or better, it is a sisyphus job, and sometimes we
> try to time permitted) all the authors of docs where sources are
> missing.
> So please, reupload with the doc source and the doc will also be
> included.
> So to repeat, maybe for others: That is not our job! If you want
> anything included in TeX Live, please provide sources, or it will not be
> included. CTAN is your friend.
> Best wishes
> Norbert

that is fine. but this pacakge is from before the 'no source for 
documentation' no TL rule was inforced, so a notice to the package 
author might still be in order.

(I'm not a big fan of some of these debian rules)



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