[texhax] Where does package doclicense live in TeXLive?
uwe.lueck at web.de
Tue Mar 10 23:39:49 CET 2015
Gordon Haverland wrote 21 minutes after some full hour:
> > tlmgr to install it
> Figures. Gentoo doesn't provide tlmgr, and comments about it say
> "tlmgr wrecks the distribution" (paraphrased).
Debian similarly --
> Do people still manually install packages?
I do, and I have seen notices from Michael Barr and Joseph Wright
indicating that they do.
I would like to encourage this very much. I have already automated
installing from ready .tds.zip's and "copying" ready .sty files
from CTAN into one of my TDS trees with Bash. Sometimes I felt
being near to start the "yfinatc" package (un-ctanify, opposite
direction to Scott Pakin's package). It may rather be "yfinatc-bash",
more ideally ypfinatc-sh, more platform-independent yfinatc-perl.
Conceptually, it is (usually) simple (more difficult especially
with .sty support for fonts, just experienced these days).
Let $TeXMFbyHands$ be the TDS root on your installation
(I used $TEXMF, but regret that now) and $Pkg the package
("doclicense" here). $Pkg.dtx and $Pkg.ins exactly are what goes
$TEXMFbyHands/source/latex/$Pkg (while my own packages do not have
them). README and $Pkg.pdf go to $TEXMF/doc/latex/$Pkg (Yannis
H. also provides "liesmich", difficult ...). latex $Pkg.dtx
generates $Pkg.sty (while sometimes other things) which goes to
$TeXMFbyHands. With doclicense, there are .ldf files; "copy" them
from CTAN into $TeXMFbyHands/tex/doclicense.
TEXMF/tex contains what must be input by TeX (primitive TeX
input function, \input in TeXbook) so that the package can be
used. Remaining TEXMF/doc and TEXMF/source are clear.
(Here TEXMF stands for some TDS root, there may be several on
For old LaTeX packages such as Yannis H.'s, $Pkg.pdf may not
exist on CTAN, you rather must run pdflatex (or some more general
procecure $PDFLaTeX, perhaps involving dvips...) on $Pkg.dtx.
The case of doclicense
is more difficult, involving makeindex and thumbpdf. Some latexmk
etc. packages and texify may simplify generation of $Pkg.pdf --
The initial versions of yfinatc my be unable to place all files
properly or even to generate really all of the needed ones, but
it should be helpful, though.
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