Re: Bug#39823: tetex-bin: Texinfo tools should have their own package =(
Josip Rodin writes:
> [please trip the CC: if appropriate]
> On Mon, Jun 21, 1999 at 02:46:35PM +0200, Christoph Martin wrote:
> > Josip Rodin writes:
> > > On Sun, Jun 20, 1999 at 05:48:31PM -0300, Nicolás Lichtmaier wrote:
> > > > Look:
> > > > "Need to get 13.9Mb of archives. After unpacking 34.8Mb will be used."
> > > >
> > > > I don't use TeX. I won't use TeX. I just need to use the texinfo
> > > > tools... =(
> > >
> > > [ BTW I thought I submitted a bug like this before... odd. ]
> > >
> > > Anyway, I also think texinfo stuff should be removed from tetex-bin
> > > package.
> > >
> > > I'm texinfo source package maintainer, but I don't know which sources
> > > are better - GNU texinfo ones or those from teTeX? If the former, I'll
> > > include a 'texinfo' binary package from texinfo source. If it is the
> > > latter case, then tetex maintainer has to split it out himself.
> > So, someone should find out, which one is better.
> I'm crossposting this now to the Texinfo pre-release mailing list,
> people there should be able to tell us whether 'their' texinfo
> tools are 'better' than those from teTeX.
> Versions of programs in question are, I believe, texinfo 3.12i
> and teTeX 0.9.990601. Both of those may be upgraded if there
> is need, of course.
As for teTeX, current is 1.0x.
I will package it soon.
The version of texinfo in teTeX is 3.12 with some changes from Thomas
* removed the stand-alone info reader
* add support for the supplied zlib library (so it does not
need to exist on the system before installing teTeX) for
So it's basically the same. I could configure teTeX
--without-texinfo for the next release.