[tex-live] datestamp in texcat

Alexander Cherepanov cherepan at mccme.ru
Thu Sep 24 14:58:44 CEST 2009

Hi Norbert!
On Thu, 24 Sep 2009 14:02:29 +0200, Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

>> > The procedure is: The catalogue info for a package is only updated when
>> > the package's actual files are updated, ie, the svn revision of
>> > something changes.
>> And the number of this svn revision goes to the revision property of 
>> the package in texlive.tlpdb, right?
> Yes, more specifically, the maximum of the svn revision numbers of the
> files in the package and the tlpsrc file.
> Still, the tlpdb is rebuild every day and the catalogue info is
> merged into the tlpdb on that daily basis.
>> Maybe I'm missing something very simple here but it looks to me that 
>> revision 13530 of the package parrun alone have seen 4 different 
>> catalogue-date's. Please shed some light.
> As said, the catalogue does not influence the revision numbers, but
> updates to the catalogue are reflected in the tlpdb, but will not
> trigger a change in the revision numbers.
> Does this make it clearer?

Sorry, no. What you say is (or was:-) also my understanding exactly. 
But Karl seems to say the opposite (look at the top of the quote). 
Still not sure how to interpret it...

Alexander Cherepanov

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