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Re: Question for DD: TeX live upload to unstable?

Atsuhito Kohda <kohda@pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp> wrote:

>> I assume that we will get problems with ptex. I never tested to use it,
>> knowing nothing about it, but I know that ptex-bin fails to build from
>> source with teTeX-3.0, see #322387.
> I saw #322387 and found that ptex-bin package was obsolete.
> An upstream of pTeX already released ptex-src-3.1.9 which 
> supported teTeX-3.0 (the current ptex-bin was based on 
> ptex-src-3.1.5).
> So I assume that ptex will have no problem with teTeX-3.0 but
> I'm not sure if it has a problem with texlive or not.

Maybe no problems, but still some work.  Someone first needs to update
ptex-buildsupport (which is a stripped-down version of the tetex-bin
sources, installable as a binary package).

And then someone needs to take over ptex-bin - at least IMHO a major new
upstream version is nothing for an NMU, and it doesn't seem as if the
maintainer still had any interest in the package.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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