[RFC] Packaging texlive

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Tue Feb 28 04:09:00 GMT 2012

On 2/27/2012 5:51 AM, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> The texlive package provides only the binaries; all symlinked commands,
> macros, and documentation are provided by the texlive-collection-*
> packages, which mostly correspond to the individual TeX Live packages
> installed by each of the collection-* meta-packages.  (Most of the
> hyphen-* packages are empty except for a postinstall command which isn't
> necessary for us.  That's why a few collection-lang* aren't packaged,
> since they include only those empty hyphen-* packages.)  I'll be happy
> to explain anything which isn't clear about these packages.

I do have one question about the various texlive-collection-* packages. 
  Do you have some automated way of getting the TeX Live package lists 
that are in the .cygport files (TEXLIVE_TEXMF_PKGS, etc.)?  The lists 
can be gotten from the texlive.tlpdb file, but it doesn't seem obvious 
to me how to automate this.


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