[tex-live] Catalogue sources
cherepan at mccme.ru
Tue Sep 15 22:51:34 CEST 2009
On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 18:53:35 +0200, Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:
>> I have a couple of more questions about texlive.tlpdb if you don't
> No we don't mind ;-) (Although some might not believe it)
>> 1. Files from tlpkg/tlperl/ are mentioned twice - as "binfiles
>> arch=win32" in 00texlive.installer and as "runfiles" in tlperl.win32.
> Yes. tlperl.win32 is the normal package. the 00texlive.installer is
> a special package, like every package starting with 00texlive. We use
> it to collect files we need in the installer packages (.zip, .tar.gz).
> It is not a package you can install with tlmgr.
> Does that explain your question.
Yes, thanks, for now that's exactly what I wanted to hear, I'm not yet
ready to dig deeper to texlive infrastracture.
>> Some files from tlpkg/installer/ are also mentioned twice, are
>> mentioned twice and tlpkg/installer/tar.exe -- even 3 times. Is it
> Twice is fine, in 00texlive.installer and tlperl or some other places.
> Trice is bad. In fact it is true, I found that tar.exe is listed in:
> 00texlive.installer binfiles.win32, runfiles
> texlive.infra.win32 binfiles
> One entry in 00texlive.installer is wrong, I fixed it locally and
> will commit ASAP.
Well, then I'm glad that I've mentioned it.
>> 2. There are some packages (like cyrillic.win32) without any files. Is
>> it normal?
> Hmm, the other cyrillic.ARCH packages have
> I guess we have to ask Akira about that. Or does anyone else here have
> an idea? I not even know what these files are.
These are wrappers around bibtex/makeindex for usage with Russian via
inputenc. The problem with such wrapper around pristine makeindex is
that it gives case-sensitive sorting only. (And personally I don't use
inputenc for any real work so don't need any wrappers around
There is a hacked version of makeindex which adds support for main
russian encodings. Maybe it would be a good candidate for inclusion
into texlive but I'm not sure.
But suppose for a minute that there is no win32 version of
rubibtex/rumakeindex, why have empty package at all? There are other
such (empty) packages:
To the contrast there are no packages xindy.mips-irix,
asymptote.mips-irix, asymptote.sparc-linux etc. at all.
>> * Package parrun has a strange value for catalogue-date:
>> catalogue-date 2007-02-24 15:09:57 +0100 (Sat, 24 Feb 2007) $
>> All other packages don't have anything after timezone.
> We take the date string 1-1 from the TeX Catalogue, so it should be fixed
> there. Robin?
This seems to be taken care of in other mails.
>> * Several packages are not on ctan and therefore have empty
>> More curious than erroneous.
> 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.
> Hope that answers most of your questions.
Even more than I hoped for:-) Thanks a lot.
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