[tex-live] General test suite for TeX-Live

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 00:20:06 CEST 2016

And I have just found that my xevlna.sty silently does not work –
because the number of character classes has changed... I will have to
fix it...

Such things can hardly be verified automatically...
Zdeněk Wagner

2016-06-20 0:08 GMT+02:00 Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>:
>     Another approach is to run TeX with the --recorder
>     option on these files and evaluate the .fls files afterwards.
> For the record, some months ago I wrote a script
> ./Master/tlpkg/bin/check-fmttriggers to do this -- get package
> dependencies from .fls files -- for format builds.  It's how the
> fmttriggers= settings in tlpdb are defined.  I run it regularly since
> changes in the dependencies, while not frequent, certainly happen from
> time to time.
> If long lists of dependencies were being created for lots of packages,
> updating them would have to be automated also, one way or another.
> Certainly doable, no particular problem, just something to remember and
> not start down the road of doing it manually.
> Anyway, the hard part is setting up meaningful and re-runnable tests.
> Good luck.  -k

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