[tex-live] texlive 2003 -- acronym package missing doc

Harald Harders h.harders at tu-bs.de
Thu Feb 12 00:11:09 CET 2004

On Wed, 11 Feb 2004, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

>   I think, a Makefile could do the job, e.g., for
> > numprint:
> ...
> > Then, the automatic procedure could be to start
> >     make texlive
> > or similar for every package. The advantage of using makefiles is that
> > this is a common known format. You just have to declare which tags have to
> > be used, e.g., that every makefile has to provide the tag "texlive".
> I agree. I could switch to this immediately with a special
> case saying "IF there is a Makefile with a targte 'texlive',
> then use it".
> what should the target do? create a child tree "texmf" which
>   contains the complete setup, which I could copy into
> place? I'd be happy with that
>   - get package
>   - make texlive
>   - move texmf to right place for further processing

That is a great idea. I will include the target "texlive" to all Makefiles
of my packages.

> Of course, 99.9% of the world has no idea what a Makefile is....

May be, the percentage is a little better in TeX world (about 95%?).

But nevertheless, I am happy with that Makefile solution.

Thank you for this discussion.


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