[tex-live] Catalogue sources

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sat Sep 12 13:42:00 CEST 2009

On Fri, 11 Sep 2009, Karl Berry wrote:
>     We take the date string 1-1 from the TeX Catalogue, so it should be fixed
>     there. Robin?
> It's not Robin's problem.  I see nothing special about the datestamp
> item in parrun.xml vs., say, paresse.xml.   I expect our parsing is

Well that was not a request, probably the Catalogue used some different
time stamps back then. Anyway, I don't see a problem for us to keep
it, of - time permitting - fix our parsing routine.

>     That must be fixed in the Catalogue by adding
>             <ctan path='....'/>
>     I am sure that in one way or the other these things *are* on CTAN.
> Norbert, it's not so simple.  Many of them are actually not on CTAN,
> even though there may be Catalogue entries.

Ok, then that is fine, there is no ctan path.

> And I don't see what <ctan path=> has to do with it.  I didn't think we
> depended on the path to find the descriptions.  Don't see why we should,
> at least.

We do not depend on it, it is there only for convenience, but it is not
used in any way in our scripts or tools.

Best wishes


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