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questions regarding patch-deb (was: questions regarding patch-tmp)

frank@kuesterei.ch (Frank Küster) wrote:

> Hi all,
> during the weekend, I had a look at the new upstream beta code and at
> the patches we apply. A couple of questions arose, this mail contains
> the questions for patch-tmp.

In fact only the first two are from patch-tmp. The others are patched in

> * currently we patch texk/klibtool, which is a home-tailored libtool
>   version by Olaf Weber. Now upstream seems to use standard
>   libtool. There is no /texk/klibtook any more, but there's
>   texk/libtool.m4. I would be grateful if somebody who knows libtool
>   would check the three versions (old upstream, debian patched, new
>   upstream) and give me a hint.
> * texmf.in: Why do we allow searches for files on disk instead of
>   restricting searches to ls-R, as in upstream? This would speed up
>   searching, and properly installed packages should regenerate ls-R
>   anyway.
> * any idea why we patch texk/xdvik/xdvi-sh, when we really use the perl
>   script?

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie

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