[tex-live] Packaging SourceFiles for TeX live/Debian

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Aug 2 11:47:57 CEST 2005

Hi all!

I would like to hear your suggestions concerning packaging the
SourceFiles into the respective Debian packages.

In the TPMs we have the part describing the SourceFiles.

ATM all these source files are installed into /usr/share/texmf/source/..

lintian (integrity checking tool for debian packages) finds a whole lot
of errors and warnings in these source files
(included binary files in arch=all packages, shell scripts with wrong sh
path, scripts with wrong tcl path, etc).

Thus my question is:

How should I cope with these errors:
- Leave the source stuff completely out (out of source package and
  binary package, it is not actually used for building since TeX live
  includes already everything prepared).
- Leave the source stuff out of the binary package only
- Leave it in source and binary, and ignore lintian errors
- Leave it in source and binary and try to hack all errors

Thanks a lot for enlighten me!

Best wishes


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