[tex-live] pmx-2.6.19

Bob Tennent rdt at cs.queensu.ca
Tue Jan 15 15:55:38 CET 2013

This update at CTAN involves changes to both pmx.tex and the pmxab
executable. Unfortunately, TeXLive update 28687 -> 28836 updated the
former but not the latter. I'm trying to find out from the developer
whether this is a serious inconsistency and it may not be necessary to
roll back the update globally. I've put instructions at the WIMA site
and at tex-music at tug.org for either rolling back locally or installing
the new executable from CTAN, but how should this problem be avoided in
the future for pmx and similar packages when there are changes to both
the texmf tree and executables?

I want updates at CTAN so users and binary-updating distributions
like MiKTeX can get the latest versions, but how do I discourage
distributions like TeXLive from updating inconsistently? Would a "note"
to the CTAN maintainers when I upload an update be sufficient? I had
thought the presence of a new 2.6.19 tarball would be sufficient.

Bob T.

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