[tex-live] [dev-context] Debian TeX -- new packages
frank at kuesterei.ch
Tue Apr 3 13:09:20 CEST 2007
Sanjoy Mahajan <sanjoy at mrao.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> The only glitches I've noticed so far:
> * installing the pkgs removed dvipdfmx but I haven't figured out the
> reason. It may be Ubuntu-specific.
At least I have them installed together here on etch.
> * dvipos isn't included in any binary packages, although it gets built
> when creating them:
> $ pwd
> $ find -name dvipos
> I couldn't figure out where the package-splitting information lives,
> in order that dpkg-buildpackage knows dvipos belongs to a particular
> binary package.
The information for splitting lies in upstream TeXLive information,
$ grep dvipos src/Upstream-source/TeXLive/Master/texmf/tpm/*
but the reason why it isn't included is in
$ grep dvipdfmx src/Packages/texlive-new/texlive-bin-2007/debian/tpm2deb.cfg
# dvipdfmx in Debian
recommends;texlive-base;dvipdfmx (>= 1:20050831-1)
In other words: dvipos is a part of bin-dvipdfmx, but dvipdfmx is a
separate package in Debian. Has this binary been introduced only in
newer versions of dvipdfmx? We should ask the dvipdfmx maintainer to
> Multiple binary pkgs from one source pkg is one the the deeper
> mysteries of Debian packaging, well understood by maintainers of
> complex packages (like texlive or tetex) but not documented elsewhere.
> But I'm happy to learn how that works!
Hm, this is documented mainly in the debhelper manpages, because there
are many ways to split a source into multiple packages, but debhelper is
the most common one. Essentially, debian/rules somehow has to copy or
move the files into different subtrees, package1/usr/share/texmf and
package2/usr/share/texmf, and if there are multiple package lines in
debian/control, dh_builddeb will create multiple binary packages.
texlive in Debian, however, does not use debhelper, we do the copying
manually - again, the information is in debian/tpm2deb.cfg, the logic in
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)
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