[arch-dev-public] Starting work on TeXLive 2013

Rémy Oudompheng remyoudompheng at gmail.com
Tue Jul 2 03:15:06 EDT 2013

On 2013/6/29 Rémy Oudompheng <remyoudompheng at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have started work on TeXLive 2013 packaging. I will probably use
> staging temporarily if needed when releasing to [testing].
> Upstream has merged the data files traditionnally packaged in
> texlive-bin with the ordinary data packages, so I plan to move the
> "config" files (/etc/texmf) to texlive-core. Texlive-bin will contain
> almost only executables and a few manpages.


The packages are ready but they will tend to install /etc/texmf files
as .pacnew instead of replacing the old ones. When it happens fmtutil
will not unhappy and the things will be unusable until the user
overwrites the old files with the pacnews then re-runs "fmtutil --all"
as root.

What do you advise? Leave the behaviour as is and write instructions
in the news page? Forcibly overwriting old files?


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