[tex-live] Re: Updates on Debian TeX live packages

Frank Küster frank at debian.org
Mon Aug 1 09:42:13 CEST 2005

Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

> On Fre, 29 Jul 2005, Frank Küster wrote:
>> > - depends on perl if there is a perl script missing
>> What do you mean with that? On what depends "if"?
> Packages with perl binaries in it should have Depend: perl in the
> control file.

Okay, clear.  I read: "depends on perl (if there is a perl script
missing)", but you meant "depends on perl (if there is a perl script)

>> > A first start is done, see Master/debian. If someone has time and fun
>> > he could edit the Description fields of the various control files ;-)
>> Don't you have some short descriptions in the tpm files, or elsewhere,
>> that are used for the installer?  Why not just generate the description
>> from these, like this:
> There is already a one-line description, but I thought that this is too
> short.

Of course it would be better to have a longer description, but I'd
rather not create all of them manually.  If a texlive Debian package
contains one (La)TeX package, or one (La)TeX package plus add-ons, you
could try to generate it from the text in the Catalogue. 

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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