[tex-live] Misc. questions

Alexander Cherepanov cherepan at mccme.ru
Sun Oct 11 23:44:54 CEST 2009

Hi all!

1. The file c-cmr.mf from sauter in texlive differs from the file on 

  $ rsync rsync://tug.org/tldevsrc/Master/texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/sauter/c-cmr.mf
  -rw-rw-r--       15006 2006/01/10 02:38:21 c-cmr.mf

  $ grep /c-cmr.mf$ FILES.byname
  2004/02/28 |      14863 | fonts/cm/sauter/base/c-cmr.mf

All other files in sauter are the same. Is it ok?

2. IMHO the time shown during installation is counter-intuitive.
Here is the example:

  Installing [1/6, time/total: ??:??/??:??]: collection-wintools [1k]
  Installing [2/6, time/total: 00:00/00:00]: dviout.win32 [1824k]
  Installing [3/6, time/total: 01:40/01:51]: tlgs.win32 [10460k]
  Installing [4/6, time/total: 00:23/01:10]: tlperl.win32 [2925k]
  Installing [5/6, time/total: 00:13/01:18]: tlpsv.win32 [1877k]
  Installing [6/6, time/total: 00:05/01:17]: wintools.win32 [1327k]

I couldn't figure out what this time mean until I looked it in the 
source. Wow, that's remaining time, not elapsed time! IMHO it's better 
to show elapsed time though it's a matter of taste I guess. If 
remaining time is shown then maybe to write somewhere about it, just 
"time" suggests (at least to me) somethiing else. Finally, note that 
before time the number of done packages is shown and not the number of 
remaining packages. Somewhat contradicting.

3. In the package texlive-scripts.win32 there is a script 
bin/win32/symlinks4cygwin.sh . Isn't it supposed to be in a cygwin 
package instead of win32 one?

4. There seems to be a typo in tlmgrgui.pl.

diff -ur tlmgrgui.orig/tlmgrgui.pl tlmgrgui/tlmgrgui.pl
--- tlmgrgui.orig/tlmgrgui.pl	2009-10-11 23:56:56.000000000 +0400
+++ tlmgrgui/tlmgrgui.pl	2009-10-12 01:38:12.000000000 +0400
@@ -129,7 +129,7 @@
 Copyright 2008 Tomasz Luczak
 Copyright 2008, 2009 Norbert Preining
-License under the GNU General Public License version 2 or higher
+Licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2 or higher.
 In case of problems, please contact: texlive\@tug.org"
       )->pack(-padx => "3m", -pady => "3m");

Alexander Cherepanov

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