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Re: Software packaging

> On Thu, Feb 25, 1999 at 01:16:07AM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > jdg@maths.qmw.ac.uk (Julian Gilbey) writes:
> > > Please note that I am NOT proposing that mkpkg be used for the
> > > preparation of the TeXLive-4 CD, only that the paper's points be
> > > considered prior to its production.
> > 
> > This is interesting, but mostly for me w.r.t. getting an alternative
> > TeX distribution.  No shame to the current tetex maintainers, but
> > TeXLive seems to me to be a better collection than tetex in some ways.
> > 
> > Is anyone thinking about the Sisyphusian task of packaging TeXLive?
> > 
> If anyone is, don't forget that a LOT of TeXLive is non-free in DFSG-terms.
> And it might be more useful to package some sort of installation script to
> help Debian users install packages from the TeXLive CD in the right places.

I only forwarded this message because I thought that there might be
value in the ideas, not in the specific application suggested.



  Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
             Debian GNU/Linux Developer.  jdg@debian.org
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