[tex-live] Re: Updates on Debian TeX live packages

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Fri Jul 29 20:44:19 CEST 2005

    Don't you have some short descriptions in the tpm files, or elsewhere,
    that are used for the installer?  

The descriptions (and version and author fields) in the .tpm files (both
short and long) are not maintained and often missing or erroneous.  I do
not know what really needs or uses them.

If real information for these is necessary or desirable, it should come
from the TeX Catalogue, which is actively maintained.  (The descriptions
in the tpm files could be autoupdated from the Catalogue, but I haven't
yet seen a reason to take the time to do this.)


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