[tex-live] Re: Bizarre perforce situation
sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Sat Feb 7 12:07:59 CET 2004
Gerben Wierda wrote:
> Sebastian, I desperately need the *source* of Sep 23, 2003 and/or the
> *source* of Jan 6 2004. I do not mind that the current version of
> source is a problem. I mind that I ask for the Sep 2003 version and I
> do not get it. Is p4 a version control system or what?
I think I maybe did not read your message carefully enough. You are
saying that when you do a sync
to a particular date you do not get the files you expect? when I do a
sync of Build/source for files from Jan 6, I get
the source for pdftex 1.11b, as expected. Are you saying that you don't?
of course, if you sync the Master/texmf tree for January 6th, you may or
may not get the right answer. The Build/source and Master/texmf
trees are not formally in sync; and indeed probably never have been.
I am guessing that the source of your continued frustration with this
system is that the thing
is not delivered as a unit, which all works together, but as two
separately maintained trees which
may or may not work together at a particular time. Usually, this does
not matter, but at a time
of serious changes in the programs which affect configuration files
stored in the texmf tree then everything falls
The answer is, of course, to maintain the texmf/web2c directory in with
the source, not with the genuinely system-independent
should we move to having one tree only for configuration files
(including pool files)?
TeX has become a monster which simply devours its own vital organs.
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