[tex-live] zip'ed archives in the installed TeXLive tree

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Wed Aug 15 21:34:42 CEST 2007


by chance I found that there are a number of zip files in texmf-dist/doc
of an installed TeXLive tree (I looked at TL 2007).  Most of them
contain documentation (or font) sources, I think it would be better to
install them in the source tree, maybe even unzipped.  Some are
different, though, and rather a real bug:

- TeXLive2007/texmf-dist/doc/latex/greektex/ywcl.zip

,---- README
| ywcl.zip          This contains all the metafont files necessary
|                   to produce the Greek fonts.

- TeXLive2007/texmf-dist/doc/latex/mathdesign/commercialfonts/mdfga.zip

contains a lot of Type1 fonts (GPL'ed math fonts for use with Fontsite

- TeXLive2007/texmf-dist/doc/latex/webeq/acrotex.zip

This seems to be an archive with dtx, ins and more documentation files
which should be installed

- TeXLive2007/texmf-dist/doc/latex/webeq/eq2db.zip

,---- README
| 6)  eq_pdfs.zip -- this zip file contains a file eq_pdfs.tex that
|     demonstrates that exerquiz works with pdfscreen.
| 7)  eq2db.zip/eq2db Package --- The eq2db Package is a LaTeX package converts exerquiz
|     quizzes to quizzes that are submitted to server-side script. There are also
|     general server-side script for storing quiz results to to a database, emailing
|     results to the instructor, and storing quiz results to a tab-delimited text file.
|     The scripts are ASP (Active Server Pages) and require Ms IIS 4.0 or later.

Not sure whether it's worth unzipping these, but generally the TeX"Live"
approach requires unzipped files, doesn't it?

- TeXLive2007/texmf-dist/doc/latex/stellenbosch/templates/masters-sample.zip

Well, sample files showing how to use this publisher's styles.  

Regards, Frank

Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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