[tex-live] [dev-context] New Debian TeX packages for Etch

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Fri Dec 7 21:14:49 CET 2007

On Fri, 7 Dec 2007, Aditya Mahajan wrote:

> Hi Norbert,
> Sorry for the (extremely) late reply.
> On Mon, 5 Nov 2007, Norbert Preining wrote:
>> Hi Aditya,
>> On Mo, 05 Nov 2007, Aditya Mahajan wrote:
>>> So, there are two differences here. The files are organized in a different
>>> directory structure, and have a different extension. Is there some way
>>> this can be corrected at the packaging end?
>> I will take a look at that, but note that the
>> 	context-doc-nonfree
>> packages has NOT been updated in a while, so it probably is in a bad
>> state wrt organization. Next upload will ship pdf uncompressed, and
>> hopefully fix these issues.
>> Can you propose/list a better/working layout? The docs should reside
>> somehow under
>> 	/usr/share/doc/<package>
>> but can be linked into
>> 	/usr/share/doc/texmf/
>> which in turn is linked from
>> 	/usr/share/texmf/doc/
>> so that texdoc finds the stuff.
> How about having the same directory structure as in the context standalone
> distribution? For that, we will need to make the following changes
> cd /usr/share/doc/context-doc-nonfree/
> gunzip showcase/*.pdf.gz
> gunzip manuals/*.pdf.gz
> mv showcase/*.pdf ./
> rmdir showcase
> mkdir general
> mv manuals general
> The files in setup/ are ok, since they are not linked by anything else.
> Also, can the context magazines
> (isoimage/usr/local/context/docroot/documents/general/magazines in the
> context standalone distribution) be included in the debian package at
> /usr/share/doc/context-doc-nonfree. Their location does not matter, but to
> keep the directory structure future proof, I would suggest the same
> strucutre as pragma's So they can be copied to general/magazines/

Actually, the magazines are linked from show-mag.pdf so they MUST go to 
general/magazines/ directory.


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