[tex-live] TeXlive for Debian - Comments from DD and Mentor(s)

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Aug 10 12:29:07 CEST 2005

Hi Frank!

On Mit, 10 Aug 2005, Frank Küster wrote:
> of course, since it's free software.  But the manpage is missing also in
> the texinfo package.  Well, it's not so severe, since there is
> texinfo(5) and the info, pdf, and html files.

Well, then I leave it for now. Too much other things to do.

> >> - is usr/share/texmf/fmtutil/format.texinfo.cnf at its place on purpose?
> >>   It seems to be a copy of /etc/texmf/fmt.d/50texlive-texinfo.cnf
> it, and is useless in the installed texmf tree?  Then why not remove it? 

tpm files and the fmtutil/* files are present in the source package, but
not in the binary package.
(This is the good thing of having a cfg file for the generation process
where you can specify a hell lot of actions ;-)

> You can create debian/<package>.info automatically (just look for info
> files in the respective trees).

info files are installed into /usr/share/info with install-info via
dh_installinfo if needed.

> According to policy, the documentation should be in/below
> /usr/share/doc/debname/.  Therefore you should in fact make a symlink
> from there to /usr/share/doc/texmf/<someplace>.

So to be sure: The real files *MUST* exist in /usr/share/doc/debname/
and the files in /usr/share/doc/texmf/... are symbolic links. True?

On the TODO list, but takes some time.

> I would suggest to put it on your TODO list, less important items, to
> sort this out and drop conflicts that aren't needed.

on the TODO

> It does work.  I just tried in a clean sid pbuilder chroot with
> teTeX-3.0 from experimental installed:
> dpkg -r --force-depends texinfo # because of a bug in texinfo,
>                                 # tetex-base still depends on
>                                 # texinfo instead of the other
>                                 # way round
> dpkg --force-depends --force-conflicts -i \
>    texlive-texinfo_2005.08.08-1_i386.deb

good. thanks.

Best wishes


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