[tex-live] better file layout for frankenstein bundle

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Apr 29 11:51:50 CEST 2009

Kirill Maslinsky <kirill at altlinux.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 12:07:30AM +0100, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> > Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
> > 
> > >     So it, probably, would be more appropriate to keep *.sty files in
> > >     the source/ subtree and rename *.stq files into *.sty. INSTALL file
> > >     of the bundle does suggest this kind of layout.
> > > 
> > > I'm sad that it decided that .sty should not mean .sty.
> > 
> > iirc, i whinged about this when matt first submitted the stuff.  (i
> > don't think frankenstein's predecessor (monster) did things this way.)
> > 
> > i have an alumni address for matt, so perhaps i can get in touch with
> > him.  if i can find a moment, will try and persuade some sanity into him.
> > 
> > > I'll see what I can do.  Thanks for the heads-up.
> > 
> > the original .sty files do the job -- it's just that they're bigger.  i
> > would be inclined just not to do the step that takes you to the .stq,
> > and then overwrites the original .sty, at all.
> > 
> > it would seem sad to throw away the sources for distribution, after all.
> Why throw away the sources if you could keep them in the
> texmf-dist/source/latex/frankenstein/ ? 

it's bad karma to hold two files with the same name in the distribution.

the only reasonable solutions i can see are (a) to throw away the .stq,
or (b) to get permission from matt to change .sty to .dtx, and change
the .ins files as apppropriate.


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