[tex-live] TLCore packages

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Oct 3 00:21:47 CEST 2017

Hi Johannes,

Yes, there is overlap between Master and Build. Yes, this is bad.
No, there is no ideal solution at present. Sorry.

I doubt the "TLCore" category perfectly reflects anything.  All those
categories really do is define the default patterns for file inclusions
in the package. Don't take them seriously.

I do advise overwriting/extracting from Master. That should be fine for
all package files, because Master is what we distribute. Build is
essentially development sources, so has all the usual attributes of
instability, quick changes, lack of testing, etc.

The a2ping man page, among others, does not exist in the upstream source
repo (or at least did not, last time I checked for updates). Therefore
it is not in Build, but since it is still useful to distribute, I
include it in the Master man pages. (If you want it in the sources too,
talk to the program maintainer(s), I can't undertake that.)

Sorry I don't have better news, but that's the reality. -k

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