[tex-live] Perl modules

Boris Veytsman borisv at lk.net
Tue Apr 15 20:16:34 CEST 2014

KB> Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:56:22 GMT
KB> From: karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry)

KB> Hi Boris,

KB>     There are Perl libraries useful for TeX: Text::BibTeX
KB>     TeX::Encode

KB> I can think of two approaches, neither easy:

KB> 1) use Par::Packer to create binaries, a la biber.  Not fun, hard for
KB> everyone, painful to maintain, takes lots of space.  So, probably better
KB> would be:

KB> 2) we install the modules somewhere under texmf-dist/scripts (details
KB> would depend on many things, we'd have to discuss), and you write your
KB> scripts to add that directory to @INC, based on $0.  install-tl
KB> (simpler), tlmgr (more complex), or our "internal" scripts in tlpkg/bin
KB> do analogous things.

I think I can do (2).  Where should the libs go?

KB> Prerequisite and conflicting modules are another possible point of
KB> difficulty, but I don't know what we can do about either one.  A few
KB> small modules is no problem, but trying to include HTML:: or XML::
KB> anything would be a disaster, for example.

Well, I do not see conflicting modules as a problem since the system
Perl just does not know about our libraries.

Good luck


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