Packaging texlive (cleanup scripts)?

Norbert Preining norbert at
Thu Nov 10 13:32:24 CET 2022

Hi Marc

sorry for being late in the game. Debian packager here.
Everything below is how we do it in Debian, which was the first
dist that properly packaged TL ;-)

>     symlinks like (euptex -> uplatex, texdef -> latexdef). 

manually maintained. Don't change that often. One could use 
> Build/source/texk/texlive/tl_support/

as Karl mentioned.

For the scripts, in Debian we use:
> Build/source/texk/texlive/linked_scripts/scripts.lst

There still remains considerable hacking - at least in Debian - to
conform to Debian standards and de-duplication of package data etc
etc. If you are interested, the packaging is on github.

All the best


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