[arch-dev-public] TeXLive

Firmicus Firmicus at gmx.net
Wed Sep 10 07:32:27 EDT 2008

Thomas Bächler a écrit :
> Good. I remember having trouble installing TeXLive from community once 
> because there were no sane dependencies at all. I hope that is now fixed.
That's too harsh. There was only one dependency problem I can remember 
and it was fixed quickly. Otherwise you could have filed a bug report on 
flyspray ;)

>> TeXLive 2008 has been released last week, and after several days of 
>> preparation, I am (almost) ready to release the pkgs (perhaps after a 
>> few days spent in testing? what do you think?)
> I do not think that is necessary, as these packages have never been in 
> extra. Note that for extra packages, whether to put them in testing or 
> not is completely up to you (an exception is SONAME bumps in 
> libraries, those must go to testing first).
OK, I'll move everything directly to extra.

> archrelease is called by testingpkg/extrapkg automatically.
Ah, that's what I hoped. Thanks.

>> Also, concerning the svn $Id tag, should I add them to all my new 
>> PKGBUILDs in trunk?
> Yes, add # $Id: $ to every file. You also have to use
>   svn propset svn:keywords "Id" my-package/trunk/PKGBUILD
> on every PKGBUILD file so Subversion will work.
Will do.

>> One more thing: source files for everything except the binary sources 
>> are bundled by myself and will be put on 
>> dev.archlinux.org/~francois/src/. Note that this can add up to 
>> several hundred MB! Please tell me if this is going to be a problem. 
>> (The reason for this is that the individual TL packages are 
>> continuously updated on 
>> http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008/archive/, so any 
>> PKGBUILD using these would be based on a constantly moving target. 
>> Bundling my own sources at each release is I think the most practical 
>> solution. The sources have a CONTENTS file which indicates the 
>> revision number of each TeXLive package it provides).
> You have no other choice here. Just make sure you don't fill the hard 
> drive completely. If there is a space problem that is to be solved by 
> upgrading the hard drives and should be discussed here. Just watch df 
> -h while you're doing it.

OK, I'll be careful on that. Note that I decided NOT to provide the 
documentation, which is easy to access online anyway, this saves us a 
lot of space.


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