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

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Aug 2 12:12:26 CEST 2005

On Die, 02 Aug 2005, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> >- Leave it in source and binary and try to hack all errors
> >
> obviously this is the Right thing to do. But its a pretty big
> bit of work.

Well, obviously it is not to me. Why is the source actually needed for
*running* TeX? 

If I leave it in the source package everyone can get it with apt-get
source ...

> can you give an example of a package where the problems apply?


	wrong shell path:
	source/latex/wordcount/wordcount.sh #!/usr/bin/sh

	wront tcl path:
	source/latex/calendar/mkaddr.tcl #!/usr/local/bin/tclsh


I can fix these errors either in the Depot, or in the Debian diff, what
do you think?

Up to now there aren't that many errors, most of them I can fix either
in Debian or direct in the Depot. More problematic are the actual binary
files (splitindex). I don't know what to do with them.

There was one for otibet, I deleted it, it was sooo useless.

Best wishes


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