texmf src package is a copy of the tetex source package (or at least has the same length and md5sum)

Jan Nieuwenhuizen janneke@gnu.org
Thu Aug 15 01:25:00 GMT 2002

"Max Bowsher" <maxb@ukf.net> writes:

> Not that this is a major problem, but could be a wasted 40MB
> download for someone not paying attention.

Thanks for the report.  It looks like some strange mixup has happened.
In my original packaging, it correctly says:

    10:13:28 jan@esac-pc:~/g/tar/tetex
    $ cat texmf/setup.hint
    sdesc: "This is texmf-20020530-3, an upgrade helper for tetex."
    category: Text
    requires: tetex
    #external-source: tetex-beta-texmf
    external-source: tetex-beta
    ldesc: "This is texmf-20020530-3, an upgrade helper for tetex.
    It has a dependency on tetex, to ensure a smoothly
    ugrade to the new tetex packaging scheme.
    Once tetex-20020530-3 or later has been successfully installed,
    this package may be removed."

> Since the current texmf is only an upgrade helper, it doesn't really
> need a source package at all.

Why do you feel that way?  The upgrade helper packages were also
created, and thus have a source package (but a bit smaller than 39MB

    10:13:42 jan@esac-pc:~/g/tar/tetex
    $ ls -l texmf tetex-beta
    total 20
    -rw-rw-r--    1 jan      lilypond      174 Aug 10 09:18 md5.sum
    -rw-rw-r--    1 jan      lilypond      438 Aug 10 09:18 setup.hint
    -rw-rw-r--    1 jan      lilypond     1154 Aug  9 18:11 tetex-beta-20020530-3-src.tar.bz2
    -rw-rw-r--    1 jan      lilypond      566 Aug  9 18:11 tetex-beta-20020530-3.tar.bz2

    total 16
    -rw-rw-r--    1 jan      lilypond       75 Aug 10 09:18 md5.sum
    -rw-rw-r--    1 jan      lilypond      408 Aug 10 09:18 setup.hint
    -rw-rw-r--    1 jan      lilypond      555 Aug  9 18:11 texmf-20020530-3.tar.bz2

Chris mentioned that there was a problem with external-source of (one,
some?) the tetex packages, but now I see that some the setup.hints
were changed.  I can't tell this was before or after that
external-source problem.  I suspect that it has to do with the old
tetex-beta and texmf packages sharing the same hint files, and some
conflict with that.


Jan Nieuwenhuizen <janneke@gnu.org> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter
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