[tex-live] strange tex-pl.pool, pdfetex-pl.pool, pdfetex.pool files are getting installed

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Tue Jan 23 20:33:01 CET 2007

On Tue, 23 Jan 2007, Norbert Preining wrote:

> Hi Karl!
> There are some pool files in texmf/web2c which are:
> - never created in the compile process
> - are installed
> - are not related to any binary AFAIS
> These are:
> 	pdfetex-pl.pool
> 	tex-pl.pool
> 	pdfetex.pool
> (wiht pdfetex.pool I am not sure whether we need it for the link...)

We don't need that as it is very old .pool file, not compatible with
the current pdftex.
> But the two -pl files are really strange to my eyes.

Yeah, that was experimental work done by Thomas and Wlodek, not maintained
any more, so those files are also obsolete (that means: not regenerated
in the compile process).
> I suggest:
> - removing the stuff
> - removing pdfetex-pl.pool from the texmf/tpm/bin-pdftex.tpm (2 times,
>   one time in the pattern, one time in the runfiles)
> - removing tex-pl.pool from the texmf/tpm/bin-tex.tpm (2 times,
>   one time in the pattern, one time in the runfiles)
> I can do this ... but I need the ok from one of the -pl gurus and/or
> Karl.

Please do all that. One thing more to consider: we can also
remove in texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf all those lines concerning
"experimental" -pl formats. They do not hurt so much, but for a sake...


Staszek Wawrykiewicz
StaW at gust.org.pl

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