[tex-live] datestamp in texcat (was: Re: cam.ctan.org upload: answers)

Alexander Cherepanov cherepan at mccme.ru
Sat Sep 19 12:18:55 CEST 2009

Hi Karl!
On Fri, 18 Sep 2009 17:55:21 -0500, karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) wrote:

>     Right now catalogue-date properties are broken^Wirregular for both 
>     parrun and shipunov in texlive.tlpdb. Don't know how significant it is 

> Completely insignificant (to us).

Ok, I get it. Knowing it earlier would save everyone's time.

>     Maybe just texlive scripts should be fixed (I'm Cc'ing 
> Everything has been fixed in various sources for several days, as Robin
> replied already.  The texlive.tlpdb entries weren't updated because we
> intentionally don't update packages just because their Catalogue entry
> changes.  Our theory being that users would not care to download extra
> packages / consume more bandwidth just to fix a typo in the description
> (much less in the catalogue-date attribute).

> However, since apparently this will be a problem for you forever, I've

All I tried to do is to help, not to push perfection to your process 
against your will. If you don't care about it then I don't care either.

> just forced an update of those two packages in tonight's build.  Hope
> that will settle it.

It's not yet in public texlive.tlpdb. Either it didn't yet come 
through or it's lost in the way. But I don't care any more. (If 
someone cares script to more or less strictly check texlive.tlpdb was
attached to some of the previous mails.)

Sorry for the noise.

Alexander Cherepanov

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