[tex-live] enctex support files in texmf

Fabrice Popineau fabrice.popineau at supelec.fr
Mon Jul 19 20:26:42 CEST 2004

> So, I am sure that you agree with me that some subdirectory of tex/plain
> is the right place for these files. I wonder what the "trouble" is that
> you want to avoid.

See below.

> Lets create the right tools for package management, then this will become
> easier. The user (who upgrades a package) should not need to know about
> the directory structure that is used.

There are about 3000 lines of perl code to do that in Master/Tools (TL

> We try to follow the tds. If we see that the tds is a pain to follow, we
> try to modify and to improve it.

I don't agree that much with this approach. This stuff is a mess today and
it is very difficult to know how any change can impact existing
installations or future ones. Even worse, any such change will impact any
tools for package management and I'm not sure there is much programming
manpower to assume those changes.


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