Coordinating to let some TeX-related packages in: texlive-bin
Dear release team,
we have a couple of TeX-related packages waiting and would like to ask
you to give permission for testing migration once they are old enough.
We'll notify you again when each of them has had it's time in sid, but
we'd like to know right now whether you are willing to allow them in, so
that we can make any further changes or reverts if you ask so.
This e-mail is about the arch: any package texlive-bin, I've sent
separate mails for the other tetex packages.
texlive-bin is 2 days old now, the changes since -5 which is in testing
are the following. Unlike the other packages, the most important issue
is *not* documentation-related.
texlive-bin (2005.dfsg.2-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Apply patch from upstream to pdftex that allows it to work properly
with CJK fonts with their large number of subfonts. Many thanks to
Thanh Han The <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jie Luo
<email@example.com> for the patch and many others for
debugging, in particular Danai SAE-HAN (é<9F><93>é<81><94>è<80><90>)
<firstname.lastname@example.org> who reminded me.
This allows CJK-related packages to depend on texlive and
* Patch texdoctk so that it still works if documentation in TeXlive's as
well as teTeX's TEXMFDIST is present. Thanks to Braun Gabor
<email@example.com> for reporting and Ralf Stubner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
for ideas for fixing this (closes: #401930)
-- Frank Küster <email@example.com> Wed, 6 Dec 2006 22:40:27 +0100
The second item is exactly the same patch to texdoctk as already
discussed for the tetex-bin package.
The first item is the same patch as applied to tetex-bin-3.0-24 which is
already in testing. For tetex-bin, the bug was RC (and the package
uploaded with high urgency) because it causes documents in Debian
packages to fail and, hence, FTBFS bugs. For texlive-bin, the bug is
equally severe for users who want to use far-eastern languages (it makes
the package unusable for this group), it was just not rated RC because
no package build-depends on texlive-bin.
Since users should be encouraged to use the (fairly up-to-date) texlive
packages in place of the outdated teTeX-3.0 (which is dead upstream), it
would be a pity if CJK users would need to stick to teTeX. Therefore we
request to let texlive-bin in despite the bug being only "important".
Thanks for considering, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)